‘This Fight Is Ours’: Venezuela Women March Against Imperialism

from TeleSur

“We have always been part of the revolution for freedom, and we will continue to be,” said one march participant.

Hundreds of Venezuelan women on Thursday marched against imperialist attempts to destabilize Venezuela, demanding respect for their country’s sovereignty.

The marches, concentrated in Caracas’ Plaza Bolivar, were held a day after the socialist country announced that it will pull out of the Organization of American States, OAS. The decision went public after the OAS Permanent Council approved a convening of foreign ministers to discuss Venezuela, without the country’s consent. There were 19 votes in favor of holding the meeting, 10 against, one abstention and one absence.

The women-led street demonstrations in Caracas projected a unified stance against OAS interference and U.S. intervention. It was the latest move by supporters of the democratically-elected government of President Nicolas Maduro to speak out against foreign interference. ..

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