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    Posted February 22, 2014 by
    Meiby
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    Champaign, Illinois
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    Protestas en Venezuela

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    SOS Venezuela Champaign

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Meiby photographed participants standing in solidarity with protesters in Venezuela on February 22 in Champaign, Illinois. She helped organize the demonstration, which was attended by college students, Venezuelans and people from other Latin countries. She said people were demanding for 'peace and no more violations of human rights in Venezuela, also to stop dictatorship.' The protest was part of a mass effort by the organization Un Mundo Sin Mordaza to bring attention to the unrest in Venezuela, more than 180 countries participated in the protesting, she explained. 'I would like to see Venezuela free with a real democracy. I would like to see the entire country united, and the current government to step out for a new resolution,' she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Today central Illinois participated in the worldwide Human SOS Venezuela.
    University of Illinois students and Venezuelans from Champaign and the surrounding areas protested today with the violation of the human rights and freedom of speech.

    Around 60 people got together to support the Venezuelans.

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