[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyanese on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest outside of the United Nations headquarters, in New York against Venezuela’s aggressions towards Guyana.
The protest came as Guyana’s President David Granger delivered his address to the 70th General Assembly, attended by over 100 Heads of State from across the world.
The US based Guyanese are calling for Venezuela to desist from actions of aggressions against Guyana.
They sang Guyana’s National Anthem and held placards that read “Not a Blade of Grass”, from the famous Dave Martins song, among other similar statements.
Venezuela aggressive behavior against Guyana has led to Guyana now seeking a judicial settlement of an existing border controversy.
The controversy has been spurred time and time again by Venezuela, with the most recent being just after an oil discovery offshore Guyana.
President Granger has told the UN that “for fifty years Venezuela has promulgated spurious decrees claiming our territory, the most recent being on May 26th, 2015, our independence anniversary, when it issued Decree No. 1.787 with specified coordinates purporting to annex almost our entire maritime zone. That decree constituted a reassertion of its claim to five of Guyana’s ten regions.”
The President stated, “Guyana’s border with Venezuela was settled 116 years ago. The whole world, except the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, accepts our border.”