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Police Raid Activists Occupying Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.

HeadlineMay 14, 2019
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And in Washington, D.C., four activists remain in the Venezuelan embassy after police raided the building Monday night. Activists with CodePink, ANSWER Coalition and other groups had been occupying the building since late April at the invitation of Venezuela’s government, in order to prevent it being taken over by Venezuela’s U.S.-backed opposition, led by Juan Guaidó. Last week, authorities cut off water and electricity to the embassy.

As they were on the verge of being raided, activists released a video statement, vowing to continue the fight.

Kevin Zeese: “We are not going to leave voluntarily. We came here to protect the embassy, we’ve been here for 34 days. We will stay longer if necessary. We hope that this results in an agreement between Venezuela and the United States to protect this embassy from the fake government — the fake coup, the non-government that the U.S. is pushing for. We’re here. We’re still resisting.”

That’s Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance.

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