Venezuela crisis: Defiant Maduro appears with soldiers
Mr Maduro called on the armed forces to defeat "any coup plotter", following two days of clashes between opposition and pro-government forces.
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó tried on Wednesday to spark a military rebellion and force Mr Maduro from office.
Mr Guaidó has urged public employees to strike to undermine the government.
But Mr Maduro praised the army's loyalty. "No-one dare touch our sacred ground or bring war to Venezuela", he said.
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