Venezuelans protest against latest US sanctions

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Added On August 9, 2019

Huge crowds took to the streets of Caracas to protest a new executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump that formalizes and intensifies America's blockade against Venezuela. 

 
Venezuelans filled the streets of the capital on Wednesday to reject the latest U.S. sanctions. 
 
BRISEG BRION, Protestor: 
"We want to give a strong response to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, that even if he wants to suffocate our country with new economic measures, he won't be able to. Because here is the response of a people who defend themselves and a people who will continue fighting with their boots on until the end." 
 
VICTOR PERAZA, Protestor: 
 
"We want to show him that there is dignity here, that there is a people here, united with us, the Bolivarian Militia of Venezuela, the legacy left by the eternal commander Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, and in support of our constitutional president  Maduro." 
 
During the march, the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela said U.S. actions against Venezuela would only further unite the country's people. 
 
Speaking at the protest, Venezuela's Foreign Minister said Washington could not prevent Venezuelans from following a path of freedom.