Representatives of Unions, Youth and Workers of Voluntad Popular called on all the political and social sectors of the country to accompany the protest agenda proposed by the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, in which he summons Venezuelan teachers to protest this 22nd and October 23rd, followed by a large demonstration in support of the people of Zulia on October 24th, until achieving an important national mobilization on November 16th.
In this regard, the deputy to the National Assembly of Venezuela and head of VP Unions, Rafael Veloz, said that Venezuelans remain mobilized and informed that more than 10,000 protests have been carried out during this 2019. He also insisted that in the country there are many reasons to press for the exit of the Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
“Venezuelan workers live in poverty because the salary is not enough to cover their basic needs. Our children, our youth and 80% of our infrastructure is run down to the ground. More than 250,000 teachers have emigrated and last week there was a one case of a teacher who starved to death in Zulia state.”
He recalled that the Venezuelan Parliament passed the Law on Guarantees for public workers who participate in the defense of the Constitution and the restoration of democracy. “Venezuela is an outlaw state that does not respect the decisions of international organizations. In addition, article 84 of our Constitution prohibits slavery, but the Maduro regime has generated a situation of servitude. Our duty is to hold a unitary route and continue fighting together until the final cessation of usurpation is achieved”.
Ana Rosario Contreras, coordinator of the VP Workers Movement, stressed that the protest agenda set by the acting interim president meets the needs of Venezuelans who today suffer a catastrophe that takes lives due to lack of food, medicine and supplies.
“We are grateful to Guaidó for remaining connected to the social reality that Venezuelan workers are living today, who are on a threshold of misery, with pitiful salaries that are not enough for us even to cover our basic needs. The time has come to overcome fear, to go forward and conquer #LaMejorVzla, in which we can really develop, in which leaders are not killed for thinking differently, in which our young people do not leave the country and in which there are no more deaths due to lack of food or medicine. Venezuela, strength and faith, together we can do it, we will abide by this libertarian agenda and protest on the streets”.
The National Coordinator of Voluntad Popular Youth, Hasler Iglesias, once again warned about the dictatorship’s attacks against university autonomy and the future of the country. “Today universities that are the symbol of how the family that suffers in misery have a hope to overcome are themselves under threat. Today, not only is an institution at risk, but the opportunity of each Venezuelan to grow and be a better person. After November 16th, the date announced by President Guaidó, the students’ week is coming and we will be on the street demonstrating that we are willing to conquer freedom.”
Finally, he ratified the participation of all Venezuelan students in each of the protests called by the different sectors and the interim presidency. “We call on all the young people of the country to actively participate in the street protests, to become the agents of change. #DependeDeTodos Is up to everybody that Venezuela obtains freedom and that this crisis is never repeated.