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Solidarity for Venezuela rally held in Halifax

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A gathering in solidarity with the people of Venezuela took place at the Halifax Grand Parade.  It was held following the many protests happening in the country calling for “NO+ Dictadura” or “No more dictatorship”.

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Human rights are a big factor during these demonstrations, including food shortages, economic inflation, high murder rates and crime, as well as the recent anti-democratic policies and the current government’s violence against protesters.

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It is believed that as many as 40 people have been killed and 750 injured in the past month in Venezuela due to the protests to current date.

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Gatherers in Halifax showed support and frustration with the country, providing a voice of solidarity with the people of Venezuela. They are calling for Canadians to take notice and voice their concerns to government.

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The rally was held from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Future rallies may be announced.

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