Monday 16 September, 2019

Venezuelans in T&T pray for peace and freedom

Venezuelans residing in Trinidad and Tobago gathered in Adam Smith Square, Woodbrook, on Saturday to pray for those who died as a result of violence in Venezuela. 

One Venezuelan citizen residing in Trinidad said the gathering is a spiritual, not political one.

"This is a spiritual gathering, not a political gathering, of people who are in pain, suffering the pain of the people of Venezuela who are going through a very hard moment."

"The government has oppressed the people over the past few days, which has led to 58 innocent people dying in the streets just for expressing their rights to have a better life."

"It's a humanitarian crisis of millions of people subjected to hunger, lack of medicine, violence and disease. We pray, we fight, we speak, and we ask for support for our people back home."

On Sunday, the 50th day of protests, a large march was led in Caracas along the Francisco Fajardo highway.

"Fifty days facing threats, tear gas and pellets. Fifty days in which we have transformed fear into courage and strength," opposition leader Miguel Pizarro wrote on Twitter.

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