03/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hundreds Protest Anti-Semitic Environment In Venezuela

Hundreds rallied in front of the Venezuelan Consulate in New York to protest the vandalizing of a Caracas synagogue.

The rally, organized on short notice Monday afternoon, expressed solidarity with the Venezuelan Jewish community and accused the country's president, Hugo Chavez, of fomenting an anti-Jewish atmosphere in which such anti-Semitic violence was inevitable. Demonstrators called on the Chavez government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. Chavez has condemned the attack.

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