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Miami march against war with Venezuela

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February 24, 2019
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Miami protest demands U.S. hands off Venezuela.
Miami protest demands U.S. hands off Venezuela. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Miami, FL - Over 50 protesters gathered in front of the Trump National Doral Golf Course to boldly demonstrate against U.S. war plans targeting Venezuela. Protesters displayed banners and signs demanding the U.S. government end its sanctions against the Venezuelan people, calling for peace, and denouncing the attempted coup against Venezuela’s democratically-elected government.

After an hour of spirited chanting, the crowd took to the streets of Doral and marched over a mile down to United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) – where the U.S. government plots its interventions, coups and invasions against countries across South America and the Caribbean. At the gates of the military base, several speakers blasted Trump and his foolish attempts to create a conflict on the border between Colombia and Venezuela.

Michael Martinez from the Emergency Hands-Off Venezuela Committee said, “Trump has struck a rock. He has dislodged a boulder. And it will crush him.” He went on to add, “If Trump attacks Venezuela, it will be another defeat for U.S. imperialism.”

Doral is known for being home to the highest number of Venezuelan nationals in the U.S., with hundreds of thousands of right-wing émigrés moving there since the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution. Leaning out of the windows of their Audis, BMWs and Range Rovers, the right-wingers cursed the protesters while shouting nasty insults and making obscene gestures. A few enraged right-wingers got out of their cars and attempted to disrupt the march. However, they were sorely disappointed as the demonstrators continued unfazed.

The event was organized by the Emergency Hands-Off Venezuela Committee and was part of the February 23 International Day of Action in Solidarity with Venezuela.

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