Thousands of people filled on Saturday streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities to express protest against new US sanctions imposed on the Latin American country, local media reported.
Edificio del @Mippcivzla con un gran mensaje para @realDonaldTrump. Al lado, en la plaza del Panteón Nacional, también están recogiendo firmas contra el bloqueo a #VenezuelaHeroica #FelizDomingo pic.twitter.com/XLFITQ2Eol
— Luigino Bracci Roa (@lubrio) August 11, 2019
People are marching with posters and flags saying “No More Trump,” Venezuelan state television reported.
Porque no basta una vez, no basta un vídeo o una buena foto. Porque no basta publicar un solo día. Insistir con hechos es la misión.
Porque es clave mostrar constantemente, la movilización del pueblo chavista que pretenden exterminar los ‘pacíficos’ y ‘democrátas’. Por eso. 🇻🇪 pic.twitter.com/yITAU3pdFy
— ✽ Orlenys 🍁🍃 (@OrlenysOV) August 11, 2019
“They [the United States] want to deprive Venezuela of its holy right to peace but we will struggle,” Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.
This is #Venezuela‘s response to #Trump‘s illegal, genocidal economic blockade. The people have the power! #TrumpUnblockVenezuela #TrumpDesbloqueaVenezuela @pslweb @CubaVenezCte https://t.co/gzXyYtydye
— Gloria La Riva (@GloriaLaRiva) August 11, 2019
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking the assets of Venezuela’s government that fall within US jurisdiction, including those belonging to the country’s central bank and the PDVSA oil company. It also authorizes sanctions against anyone supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Wow. Look at these huge protests in #Venezuela against the “brutal dictator” Maduro.
Oh no, wait. These Venezuelans are actually marching against Trump’s criminal sanctions, blockade and starvation of their country. Whoopsies! Nothing to see here 🤗 pic.twitter.com/PaNwJfLQDL
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) August 11, 2019
Maduro vowed to send a letter to the United Nations, signed by millions of Venezuelan citizens, with a condemnation of the sanctions.
Venezuela has long been suffering from a humanitarian and political crisis that intensified in January when, after disputing Maduro’s re-election, US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido illegally declared himself the country’s interim president. The United States and some other countries have recognized Guaido. Turkey, as well as China, Cuba, Bolivia, Russia and a number of other countries, have said they recognize Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.
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