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USA: Activists rally outside DC's Venezuelan embassy after evictions02:50

USA: Activists rally outside DC's Venezuelan embassy after evictions

United States, Washington DC
May 18, 2019 at 21:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of activists gathered outside Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC on Saturday following the forcible removal of demonstrators who were invited to live in the building by diplomats from the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Four activists, who held out for 37 days in bid to protect the building from the seizure by the US authorities, were arrested by police on Thursday.

A judge ordered their release the following day.

One of the arrested activists, Margaret Flowers, spoke to the audience saying: "What we endured is nothing compared to what the Venezuelan people are enduring every day because of the unilateral coercive measures used by the US."

The US supports Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and wants his representatives to occupy the diplomatic mission.

USA: Activists rally outside DC's Venezuelan embassy after evictions02:50
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Dozens of activists gathered outside Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC on Saturday following the forcible removal of demonstrators who were invited to live in the building by diplomats from the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Four activists, who held out for 37 days in bid to protect the building from the seizure by the US authorities, were arrested by police on Thursday.

A judge ordered their release the following day.

One of the arrested activists, Margaret Flowers, spoke to the audience saying: "What we endured is nothing compared to what the Venezuelan people are enduring every day because of the unilateral coercive measures used by the US."

The US supports Venezuela's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and wants his representatives to occupy the diplomatic mission.

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