The concert aims to defend peace, sovereignty and democracy in Venezuela, against the numerous attacks against the Bolivarian nation.
Since Tuesday, different artists from various genres have started to mobilize to defend peace and sovereignty in Venezuela, under the banner of #TrumpHandsOffVenezuela, to reject intervention and military action on the South American country.
The concert, “Trump Hands Off Venezuela”, started on Friday and will continue until Sunday, February 24, on the border between Tachira and Colombia. Over 150 Venezuelan and international artists will be participating in this 3-days concert, according to Roberto Messutti, president of the “House of the Artist” Foundation.
The #TrumpHandsOffVenezuela concert is being held on the Venezuelan side of the International Simon Bolivar Bridge, one of the bridges that unites Venezuela and Colombia. The concert aims to defend peace, sovereignty and democracy in Venezuela, against the numerous attacks against the Bolivarian nation.
The concert is also being called "Para La Guerra Nada" (Nothing For War), which is part of the song lyrics by Colombian musician Marta Gomez. Poets and intellectuals from the world will also attend the concert, uniting their voices to oppose the policy of war of the United States government.
Venezuelans are here partying at the 'concert for peace' held by the Bolivarian government.— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) 22 de febrero de 2019
Across the border, the British oligarch Richard Branson pays for a rival concert to promote Trump and US intervention. #HandsOffVenezuela pic.twitter.com/aFZujVBhRb
Venezuela’s Minister of Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, after advertising the massive concert also announced a day of free medical attention for Colombian and Venezuelan citizens, which will be attended by pediatricians and other specialists.
In addition, the Bolivarian government will be delivering over 20,000 CLAP (Local Committee of Supply and Production) boxes, with food, to strengthen solidarity between Colombia and Venezuela.
On the other side of the bridge, in the border city of Cucuta in Colombia, another concert called "Live Aid," has been organized by British magnate Richard Branson with the alleged premise of raising funds for the delivery of "humanitarian aid" to Venezuela with a large commercial and media fanfare.
This "Live Aid" concert, which will have the presence of more than 15 international singers, coincides with the ultimatum established by the Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, who gave the dat of Saturday, February 23 for the entry into the country of a shipment of "humanitarian aid" from the U.S.
Bolivian President Evo Morales warned Friday against the alleged U.S. "humanitarian aid" for Venezuela, that is a "Trojan Horse" entering Bolivarian territory to provoke a war in order to seize its natural resources, and to destroy the political alternatives to the capitalist system.
“Latin American brothers can not be accomplices to a military intervention. To defend Venezuela is to defend the sovereignty of Latin America," wrote President Morales on his Twitter account.