A rally in solidarity with Venezuela was held in San Francisco’s Mission District on Feb. 17 demanding U.S. hands off Venezuela and solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution. The rally was initiated by the Answer Coalition and endorsed by such groups as the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Committee, Marcha Patriotica Colombia-CA Chapter and Workers World Party. Speakers included Pierre LaBossiere, from the Haiti Action Committee. The rally was called in response to the Feb. 12 attack on peaceful marches in Venezuela to commemorate the 200th anniversary of La Victoria of the Independence war. Gunmen fired into crowds, killing three and injuring dozens more.