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Solidarity with Venezuela rally in Glasgow

ACTIVISTS gathered in Glasgow on Saturday in a show of solidarity against US intervention in Venezuela — and saw off a pitiful disruption attempt by two neofascists.

Around 60 trade unionists braved the rain to oppose the recognition of opposition figure Juan Guaido as the country’s leader by the US, Britain and European allies.

The rally was addressed by Unite youth committee member Morgan Horn, Labour activist Vince Mills and Ben Lunn of the Glasgow Young Communist League.

Two members of the far-right BNP-split Britannica party arrived at the demonstration with a loudhailer.

An eyewitness said the pair had used “inflammatory language” in an attempt to “provoke a physical reaction from some in attendance and claim martyrdom.”

But the youthful crowd instead simply “surrounded” the neofascists, who later “skulked off” under police escort.

YCL Scotland organiser Michael Quinn said: “It was a welcome change to see a lot of young people out showing our solidarity with socialist countries against the US tide.”

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