When he was getting ready to begin a talk at the Law Department of the Univeristy of El Zulia in the city of Maracaibo, Leopoldo Lopez, Mayor of the Chacao District of Caracas was attacked and shot at. Five hooded and armed men broke into the conference room shooting with 9 mm. guns and throwing tear gas bombs. One sympathizer of Lopez’ Primero Justicia party and another student suffered bullet wounds and the Mayor had to be taken away and his talk cancelled. Primero Justicia is an opposition party, which led the gathering of the signatures for the failed consultative referendum.