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Germany Berlin conference pledges solidarity with Venezuela

THOUSANDS of people gathered in Berlin at the weekend to mark 99 years since the murders of communist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.

Communists attending the 23rd International Rosa Luxemburg Conference — organised by German socialist newspaper Junge Welt — also reaffirmed their solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution and issued a declaration urging the EU and US to end their interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs.

It said Venezuela had taken the path of independence from the influence of the imperialist powers to unify the other nations of Latin America and the Third World.

It added that the stated aim of the “revolutionary forces” was to “build socialism.”

Last November, the European Parliament banned exports of police riot gear to Venezuela.

That was two months after German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed a delegation from the Caracas opposition with open arms — after four months of anti-government riots had left 124 dead.

The Berlin declaration said it was the Venezuelan people’s task to “resolve their differences in a self-determined way.”

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