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Venezuelans rally for peace in Downtown Miami

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DOWNTOWN MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- South Florida's Venezuelan community hosted a rally for rights in Downtown Miami, Monday night.

Dozens gathered at the Torch of Friendship in a show of support for anti-government protesters back home.

Local Venezuelan protester Natalia Tovar said, "Our message is for those people who can help. We need freedom in Venezuela. People are dying daily. Our human rights are being violated, and the government does nothing more than ignore what is going on and even motivate more killings of students."

A Venezuelan opposition leader has taken to Twitter asking protesters to help in recruiting people to join their fight against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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