Venezuelans March in Defense of Freedom and Peace

(TELESUR) – Venezuela held a large mobilization Saturday, called “The Popular Operation in Defense of Freedom” in rejection of the eight electrical sabotages that the country has suffered in the last 22 days, attacks led by the United States and its elected government which have deepened in recent weeks.

One of the meeting points of the march was the capital’s San Bernardino sector, which also included an act in solidarity with the workers of the National Electric Corporation (Corpoelec), the government body in charge of the restoration the electric service after repeated blackouts this month, which the state has said were sabotages by right-wing groups.

The rallies moved to the headquarters of the Public Ministry. Political and social organizations together, with members of the public, will sign and deliver a document to the ministry requesting the acceleration of “the investigative processes against those who have betrayed the country,” said Vice President of Mobilization of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Dario Vivas, referring to the attacks against electricity.

A third group gathered to walk from Plaza San Martin, paying tribute to the medical staff that have been at the helm of the care centers assisting patients during the electric blackouts. Finally, the west of Caracas will advance from Plaza Sucre de Catia.

All marches converged at O’Leary Square, just steps from the government Palace, Miraflores, where high government officials met the Venezuelan people with words of support.