Solidarity groups, representatives from political parties and unions, and activists against war, took Robson Square in Vancouver this Saturday to show their support to Venezuela and to reject the violence and vandalism from small groups against the Venezuelan people.
Despite the cold and wet snow, people where there for several hours on the very busy street explaining passersby what is really happening in Venezuela with the objective of helping to counteract the media manipulation about it.
With chants like “we want peace” and “US hands off Venezuela”, demonstrators called out for peace and demanded imperial powers not to intervene in the internal issues of the Caribbean country.
“We are not against the opposition rallies, as long as they are peaceful, like the Venezuelan law says. But we are against the violent protests, death of innocent people because of the barricades that they are putting up, and the vandalism against public institutions and places that belong to all the Venezuelan people”, where the words of young Venezuelan Eder Delgado.
Canadian Macdonald Stainsby talked about the recent municipal elections in Venezuela, where “the Revolution got a overwhelming victory that shows what the will of the people is”.
The rally ended with a call out to keep up the struggle, and to keep on supporting Venezuela.