Today President Donald Trump recognized the leader of the illegally constituted National Assembly of Venezuela as the president of the country, despite him having zero electoral legitimacy and having never even participated in any election for the post. This declaration by the U.S. is designed to continue to lay the groundwork to legitimize a range of disruptive and destabilizing activities ranging from sanctions to armed coups. This is an extremely dangerous development.
Emergency rallies have been organized in multiple cities around the country to protest the attempted coup in Venezuela, the recognition and promotion of that coup by the governments of the U.S., Canada, and others, and to defend President Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution.
We urge supporters to spread the word, attend rallies where they can, and to organize rallies (and let us know so we can add them to the list below) where none have yet been organized.
Current list of announced demonstration:
WASHINGTON, D.C, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23: 6:30 p.m. EST at the Venezuelan Embassy, 1099 30th St. NW (Foggy Bottom Orange/Blue Lines, 30 buses and circulator)
WASHINGTON, D.C., THURSDAY, Jan. 24: 1:00 p.m. EST at the White House.
LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY, Jan. 24: 6:00 pm at CNN HQ, 6430 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
ALBUQUERQUE, THURSDAY, Jan. 24: 5-6:30 p.m. at UNM Bookstore, Central Ave & Cornell Dr SE.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, Jan. 25: 5:00 p.m. PST at 24th and Mission, San Francisco.
BOISE, ID, FRIDAY, Jan. 25: 5:00 p.m. at Boise City Hall
SEATTLE, WA, FRIDAY, Jan. 25: 7-8:30 p.m., Pike St. & Broadway (819 E. Pike St.)
NEW YORK CITY, SATURDAY, Jan. 26: 2-4 p.m. at Union Square Park
MIAMI, SATURDAY, Jan. 26: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, 9405 NW 41st St, Doral, FL