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    Supporters of the Venezuelan government march against U.S. intervention. | Photo: teleSUR

Published 19 September 2017

With roughly 200 delegates from 60 countries, the march is a rejection of U.S. sanctions and military threats.

Venezuelans and representatives from around the world have taken to the streets in a march against “international imperialism” ending the solidarity event, “We Are All Venezuela,” in Caracas.

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With roughly 200 delegates from 60 countries, the demonstrators began their march from the Teresa Carreño Theater and headed to the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

Organizers say the event is a mobilization in support of a continued dialogue for peace, sovereignty and democracy in Venezuela. Spearheaded by Adan Chavez, president of the International Relations Committee of the National Constituent Assembly, the march is in rejection of U.S. sanctions, as well as the continuous onslaught of threats of military action by U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. right-wing allies.

After the march, the summit will close with a concert titled, "The Right to Live in Peace," in memory of the Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara, who was killed by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Attorney General Tarek William Saab told world summit participants that Venezuela has defeated right-wing opposition forces who over four months violently attempted to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro and his government.

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"Today we can say with propriety that Venezuela defeated the hawks of the war and those who wanted a civil war in our country," he said during a meeting with participants.

Saab also stated that among those questioning Venezuela’s ANC and its ability to govern were those with “imperialist” social models in mind, naming Libya and Iraq as examples of what they had in mind for Venezuela.

Saab warned that if Venezuela is attacked, the world will come to its defense, reasoning that the best option to obtain peace is through dialogue.

Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas during the "Anti-imperialists in Defense of the Homeland" forum Monday said the future for Venezuela must be approached strategically, adding that the war is a communication war as well.

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