Venezuela: Thousands attend 25th Sao Paulo Forum march

W/S International delegates of Sao Paulo Forum march in Caracas
M/S Sao Paulo Forum march
M/S International delegates of Sao Paulo Forum
M/S Chavista lady with Chavez doll
M/S Poster of Hugo Chavez
W/S Demonstrators marching
M/S Demonstrators marching
W/S Demonstrators marching
M/S Chavista lady dances
W/S Demonstrators
M/S International delegates march
M/S Demonstrators
W/S Main stage with international delegates of Sao Paulo Forum
SOT, Julio Muriente, Delegate of Puerto Rico (Spanish): "And today we have come here to Caracas to share with you these experiences and to tell you that in the same way that in Puerto Rico we do not feel alone, because you always accompany us, you Bolivarian brothers from Venezuela are not alone either because of the Caribbean and Latin American partners."
M/S Attendees *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Zwelivelile Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson: "And now that we are free we want to say to the world to hear, we will continue to stand for the right of all the oppressed nations. We will fight side-by-side against the imperialist agenda. We will fight to liberate and free Venezuela from the imperialists."
W/S Main stage with international delegates of Sao Paulo Forum *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Diosdado Cabello, Member and former speaker of National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela (Spanish): "Here in Venezuela we do not kneel before imperialism. We raise our voice. We are free, we are sovereign, we are independent. And we all go the street, we go to battle and victory. Rifle on the shoulder, bayonet fixed, with Hugo Chavez's backpack on our backs."
W/S Main stage with international delegates of Sao Paulo Forum
SCRIPT
Together with the international delegates attending the 25th Sao Paulo Forum in Caracas, thousands flooded the streets of the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a show of support for the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Demonstrators carried motifs depicting the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as they marched and danced their way through the streets.
High-profile speakers later addressed the crowds condemning "the imperialist agenda" targeting Venezuela.
"We will fight to liberate and free Venezuela from the imperialists," said Nelson Mandela's grandson Zwelivelile Mandela.
"Here in Venezuela we do not kneel before imperialism. We raise our voice. We are free, we are sovereign, we are independent," added former speaker of National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabelloformer.
The event has brought together more than 120 from leftist parties, organisations and social movements from all across Latin America and the Caribbean and is set to conclude on Sunday, coinciding with the 65th birthday of Chavez.
The forum was first launched in 1990 by Brazil's Workers' Party in Sao Paulo.

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