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Canadians Rally in Support of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

IN PICTURES: Dozens gathered outside Toronto city hall to demand the international community respect Venezuela's sovereignty.

Canadians rallied in front of Toronto City Hall Friday in support of the Bolivarian Revolution and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. 

Participating groups included Hugo Chavez Peoples Defense Front, Circulo Bolivariano, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network, Siglo XXI and the Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance.

The rally comes as Maduro reiterates his hopes for peace and stability with the coming of the national Constituent Assembly.

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Dozens of Maduro supporters gathered outside Toronto city hall to show their support for the Venezuelan government.
Dozens of Maduro supporters gathered outside Toronto city hall to show their support for the Venezuelan government. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
The Venezuelan government has come under increasing attack from organizations like the OAS and mainstream media which have blamed Maduro for the recent violent protests.
The Venezuelan government has come under increasing attack from organizations like the OAS and mainstream media which have blamed Maduro for the recent violent protests. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
The Canadian solidarity rally with Venezuela follows similar shows of support from Cuba and Bolivia.
The Canadian solidarity rally with Venezuela follows similar shows of support from Cuba and Bolivia. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
The protesters held up signs condemning calls for intervention and showing support for the national constituent assembly.
The protesters held up signs condemning calls for intervention and showing support for the national constituent assembly. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
The Canadian protesters waved signs reminding the public President Maduro was democratically elected to counter claims the Venezuelan president is a dictator.
The Canadian protesters waved signs reminding the public President Maduro was democratically elected to counter claims the Venezuelan president is a dictator. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
The Canadian rally comes amid mounting right-wing violence with over 70 people killed since April.
The Canadian rally comes amid mounting right-wing violence with over 70 people killed since April. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
The protesters voiced their support for the national constituent assembly as a way to ease the rising tensions.
The protesters voiced their support for the national constituent assembly as a way to ease the rising tensions. Photo:Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
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