FMLN Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Rally of 250,000


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OnSunday, October 10th, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a massive mobilization and rally inSan Salvador.  More than 250,000 people came from across the country toform a sea of red that stretched for dozens of blocks.  In his speech, FMLN General Coordinator Medardo González made clear that the massive mobilization was also a message that any attempt at a coup d’état in El Salvador - like the successful coup in neighboring Honduras or the unsuccessful attempts in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador - would be met with an organized and tenacious resistance.  “The coup plotters of the region do not rest in inventing new methods for coups, for destabilizing, or for turning around these processes that have installedthemselves in the continent,” Gonzalez explained.  He then asked the crowd, “Will we be ready to defend this government against whatever tricks those with coup-plotting mentalities try to invent?”  The crowd responded with 250,000 energetic yeses.  He went on to thank the supportof international solidarity, which has made the party’s 30-year historyof “struggles and victories” possible.

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