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Kevin Spacey writes blog in support of Venezuelan protesters

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Apr 05, 2014 | 7:31am EDT

Actor Kevin Spacey has voiced his support for anti-government protesters in Venezuela in a new blog piece. Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets since February (14) to protest about a range of issues including food shortages, high inflation and media censorship, but have been met with a harsh response from the country's government. More than 35 demonstrators have died in the clashes and hundreds more have been injured. The House of Cards star has now penned a blog about the unrest and calls on readers to show support for the protesters. He writes, "I support all of the Venezuelans who peacefully and non-violently claim their right to self-determination and protest. I hope you will join me in asking them not to give up and to not become numb to the violations and abuses committed against them. We who are fortunate enough to live in freedom must stand up to oppression and injustice and remind the Venezuelan people that they are on the right side of history. Please show your support in whatever way you can."

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