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Case Against Venezuela Embassy Protectors Ends in Mistrial

HeadlineFeb 17, 2020

The case against activists who were arrested last April while they were staging a weeks-long protest at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C., ended in a mistrial Friday after a hung jury. The four activists were staying at the embassy at the behest of the Venezuelan government to prevent its takeover by U.S.-backed supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó. This is Margaret Flowers, one of the embassy protectors, after the mistrial was declared.

Dr. Margaret Flowers: “We’re very happy with this verdict. Of course, we would have been happier with an acquittal. But, for today, we remain innocent, as we are. And we appreciate the tremendous amount of support that we’ve received from people here coming to the trial, as well as people around the world sending us messages of solidarity. La lucha continua.”

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