In Caracas, the subway stopped and traffic lights went off, and people rushed to get home before the city went entirely dark.
No one was injured during the attack, which witnesses say lasted around two hours.
“We are fighting in the streets. Fighting for democracy. Fighting for a change,” Capriles told VICE News.
Venezuela opposition activists are still protesting in Caracas, refusing to leave until President Nicolás Maduro is gone.
Venezuela is reeling from violent anti-government protests that have left at least two people dead and more than 100 detained.
"We cannot get sick," one nurse told VICE News
A national survey found 12 percent of Venezuelans skipped at least one meal a day last year and the economic situation has deteriorated since then. Last week a woman died from wounds she received when police shot into a food riot.
The decision by LATAM Airlines to suspend its flights to Venezuela follows a similar announcement by Lufthansa. It comes at time when a deep economic crisis has triggered widespread food and medicine shortages, frequent power cuts, and sporadic looting.
Activists say an anti-crime effort called the Operation to Liberate and Protect the People is actually a measure designed to prevent a social uprising in the face of an economic crisis so deep the sick are dying for want of basic care.