USA: Rev. Jackson brings food to activists occupying Venezuelan Embassy

Civil Rights activist Reverend Jessie Jackson arrived outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC on Wednesday, to deliver food supplies to the four remaining activists who are occupying the building. Reverend Jackson's act follows reports suggesting that authorities have shut down the water in the embassy and also prevented the delivery of food and medical supplies. Footage from outside... Еще the embassy shows the activists sticking out the windows and lowering down a bag with the use of a rope. After having it filled up with sustenance, the activists pull it back up. In total, the activists reportedly received four bags with food provisions. «Let us remain non-violent and focused. Let us not engage in violence, even violence rhetoric. Our mission is to pull the sides together, not to expand war,» said Reverend Jackson. Minor scuffles broke out when pro-Guaido supporters attempted to grab the rope in order to prevent the food handover, before police officers intervening and separating the opposing sides. Activists have been occupying the embassy since April 24 as an attempt to prevent the US from handing the embassy over to Guaido's representatives. Venezuela has been in political crisis since January 23, when opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president in a move now recognised by over 50 countries including the United States and the European Union.
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