Tuesday, 26 October 2010
In his speech, FMLN General Coordinator Medardo González made clear that the massive mobilization was also a message that any attempt at a coup d’état in El Salvador - like the successful coup in neighboring Honduras or the unsuccessful attempts in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador - would be met with an organized and tenacious resistance. “The coup plotters of the region do not rest in inventing new methods for coups, for destabilizing, or for turning around these processes that have installed themselves in the continent,” Gonzalez explained. He then asked the crowd, “Will we be ready to defend this government against whatever tricks those with coup-plotting mentalities try to invent?” The crowd responded with 250,000 energetic yeses. He went on to thank the support of international solidarity, which has made the party’s 30-year history of “struggles and victories” possible.