Venezuelans join 'anti-imperialist march' against Trump

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image captionPresident Maduro called the march in response to a warning made by US President Donald Trump on Friday in which Mr Trump said that he would not rule out a “military option” to quell the chaos in Venezuela caused by a worsening economic and political crisis.
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image captionPresident Maduro told his supporters that "imperialism has entered a phase of desperation". He also announced nationwide civic and military drills would be held later this month.
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image captionPresident Trump's comments were widely rejected by regional leaders, Venezuelan opposition politicians and those marching in the streets on Monday.
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image captionMany of those who turned out to march were members of the National Bolivarian Militia.
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image captionThe militia was created by the late President Hugo Chávez and its members remain fiercely loyal to the late president.
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image captionAn activist dressed like a Bolivarian revolutionary confronted another dressed as Uncle Sam while a woman representing the Venezuelan constitution looked on.
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image captionOthers carried a huge painting of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar through the streets of the capital.
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image captionEarlier Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino delivered a televised speech to members of the armed forces at Fort Tiuna. Gen Padrino called on Venezuelans to take sides: "You are either a Venezuelan patriot or pro-Yankee."

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