Emergency Protest Saturday 5/18 @ 1 pm , 4th and Pine, Seattle (Westlake)
Stop the U.S. War on Venezuela! Support the Embassy Protection Collective in Washington DC!
The Trump administration is waging an economic, political and diplomatic war on Venezuela, seeking to isolate and strangle the country, while at the same time threatening a military assault.
In an outrageous move, Trump on January 23 appointed a previously unknown extreme right-wing politician, the puppet Juan Guiadó, as “president” of Venezuela, in place of the elected president, Nicolás Maduro. But the Venezuelan people have heroically resisted and
defeated this latest attempt at U.S.-sponsored regime change.
In blatant violation of international law, the State Department has attempted to turn over the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC to a representative of the puppet Guaidó. But for weeks, a courageous group of activists, invited by the legitimate government of Venezuela, have been inside the embassy, resisting a takeover by fascist thugs aided by the U.S. Secret Service and the DC police.
A number of supporters of the Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) have been assaulted by extreme right-wingers surrounding the embassy, which federal and local police have watched, only arresting defenders of the EPC.
The Secret Service and DC police have refused to arrest fascists who have carried out repeated acts of vandalism against a building which is protected under the Vienna Convention, to which the United States is a signatory. Now, both electric power and water to the embassy have been shut off.
In conjunction with the national mobilization at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC, please join us for an emergency protest and solidarity action Saturday, May 18 @ 1 pm at 4th and Pine
-ANSWER Coalition Seattle https://www.facebook.com/events/2100707646818402/