“Can we or can’t we? They thought they were going to put the Venezuelan people to sleep; and today Venezuela hails victory all over the country. Today Venezuela demands us, we have to insist, persist and continue until we achieve freedom, today it is a victory that we recognize ourselves a majority”, these were the first words of President (e), Juan Guaidó, upon his arrival at the rally at Francisco de Miranda Avenue, in the city of Caracas.
As he had called it, this Saturday, November 16th, the country took to the streets to “unify all struggles into one. In the capital there were seven marches, of which Guaidó participated in one accompanied by several deputies of the National Assembly (AN), students, trade unionists and civil society.
In his speech to those present, to Venezuelans and to the world, he said that despite persecution, intimidation, threats and actions such as the one that took place last Friday at the national headquarters of the Popular Will party, where a group of armed and hooded men entered the headquarters to wreak havoc and rob those present, “they have not been able, nor will they be able, to subdue the brave people of Venezuela.”
He ratified his call not to lose hope, nor self-confidence, to remain in protest because “here the struggle is until the usurpation ceases, which gives way to a transitional government and finally to truly free elections.”
“We have to insist until the power of arms is on the side of the Constitution, and not on the side of the usurper. Today Venezuela demands us, today we have to continue advancing and maintain the protest until we achieve freedom”.
It is worth noting that to the concentration of Francisco de Miranda Avenue came the Zulian deputy Juan Pablo Guanipa, who for almost a month has been in hiding after the regime charged him with eight crimes and the National Constituent Assembly revoked his parliamentary immunity.
Agenda of protests
The President of Venezuela said that this week the protests will continue and asked Venezuelans to accompany them.
“Tomorrow everyone in their sector, on Monday protests in all the streets, on Tuesday we will accompany the nurses, on Wednesday the teachers and on Thursday a great march with the students,” said the president in his Twitter account.
Guaidó told those present that before leaving for the march he spoke with the interim President of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, to whom he ratified his recognition and support, which he demonstrated by calling a walk to the embassy of that country in Venezuela, from where he asked Venezuelans not to surrender.
“Yes, we are on time. Let’s look for those who are missing so that they can accompany us in this feat.”
Finally, he said that, as expected, “the cowardly regime locked itself in four blocks, they didn’t even go to Bolivar Avenue. They are afraid of the people, they can’t face anyone.”