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PHOTOS: Venezuelan Women March for Peace in Caracas

Written by Silvia Viñas On 25 February 2014 @ 14:59 pm | No Comments

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Caracas, Venezuela. 22nd February 2014 -- Thousands of women rally in Caracas to demand an end to the violence sweeping the country. A woman holds a sign that reads: 'Hail to peace and love'. Photo by Jesus Gil, Copyright Demotix.

Caracas, Venezuela. 22nd February 2014 — Thousands of women rally in Caracas to demand an end to the violence sweeping the country. A woman holds a sign that reads: ‘Hail to peace and love'. Photo by Jesus Gil, Copyright Demotix.

Women who support the government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro took to the streets on Saturday, February 22, to demand an end to the violence that has been sweeping the country as protests [1] continue.

Photographer Jesus Gil shared photos of the demonstration on Demotix [2]:

Caracas, Venezuela. 22nd February 2014 -- Thousands of women rally in Caracas to demand an end to the violence sweeping the country.  A woman with a Hugo Chavez poster joins the march. Photo by Jesus GIl, copyright Demotix. [3]

Caracas, Venezuela. 22nd February 2014 — Thousands of women rally in Caracas to demand an end to the violence sweeping the country. A woman with a Hugo Chavez poster joins the march. Photo by Jesus GIl, copyright Demotix.

Women march for peace in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo by Jesus Gil, Copyright Demotix.

Women march for peace in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo by Jesus Gil, Copyright Demotix.

The day before the march, Andreína Tarazón, Minister of Women's Affairs and Gender Equality in Venezuela, invited women to join the demonstration:

 We march to demand an end to vandalism and violence, and [to demand] respect for the Constitution.

You can see more photos, reports and opinions under the hashtags #MujeresPorLaPaz [6] (Women for peace) and #MujeresContraElFacismo [7] (Women against fascism)

Protesters who oppose the government also denounced violence during demonstrations held that same day [8]. You can read more about the opposing marches under the hashtag #22F [9].


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URLs in this post:

[1] protests: http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/protests-in-venezuela/

[2] Demotix: http://www.demotix.com/news/3994336/women-march-peace-caracas#media-3994242

[3] Image: http://www.demotix.com/news/3994336/women-march-peace-caracas#media-3994180

[4] #mujeresporlapaz: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23mujeresporlapaz&src=hash

[5] February 21, 2014: https://twitter.com/AndreinaTarazon/statuses/436917985110814720

[6] #MujeresPorLaPaz: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MujeresPorLaPaz&src=hash

[7] #MujeresContraElFacismo: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MujeresContraElFacismo&src=hash

[8] held that same day: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140222/massive-opposition-march-demands-freedom-venezuela-political-detain

[9] #22F: https://twitter.com/search?q=%2322F&src=hash

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