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Venezuelan president says #NoMoreTrump petition campaign hits 5 million

Caracas, August 23 (RHC)-- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the #NoMoreTrump (#NoMasTrump) campaign is halfway to its goal, with five million signatures already collected for a petition against the United States blockade of his country.

Once at least 10 million people have signed, all petitions circulating the globe will be sent to the United Nations, just in time for the 74th UN General Assembly set to begin on September 17th.

During a speech in Miranda, Maduro highlighted the massive participation in the campaign of citizens in Venezuela and around world to get rid of the total and illegal U.S. blockade, which began August 10th.

Nicolas Maduro said: "We have reached five million signatures... to tell U.S. imperialism: enough of blockade and aggression!"  The president reiterated that the 10 million signatures will be sent to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres next month.

"We set a goal of 10 million and I am sure that we will reach it to tell imperialism ‘enough  aggression against Venezuela,’ " said the president.

The U.S. administration under Trump has placed a slew of economic sanctions on Venezuela since entering office in 2016.  The tactic culminated on August 5th when Trump issued a decree for a full economic and commercial blockade on the country.

“All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States ... are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in,” the executive order reads.

Members of the European Union along with China, Russia and Cuba continue to reject the measure.

The #NoMoreTrump campaign has spread to Germany, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Portugal, China, Russia, Namibia, France, Cuba, South Africa, Syria, among other countries, where signatures are being collected.
 

Edited by Ed Newman
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