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Dozens of socialists descend on San Francisco for Chavez vigil

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Dozens of socialists descended on Mission Street in San Francisco on Tuesday evening after news that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had died at 58.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation, "a Marxist-Leninist Party organizing against Capitalism, Imperialism and all forms of oppression," as described on its Twitter profile, held a candlelight vigil celebrating "a man who didn't sleep, who fought ..."

"Let this sad moment reawaken our struggle for justice. ... We need a revolution here. One inspired by Chavez. ¡Hugo Chavez, presente!" the party tweeted.

The ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, "an anti-imperialist, anti-war org fighting against the war machine and all forms of oppression," also attended, lighting a few candles for the deceased Venezuelan president.

"We are here with the people of Venezuela & all of Latin America! ... Because WE ARE THE PEOPLE!" ANSWER tweeted. "And we WILL NOT allow our brothers & sisters in Latin America & around the world suffer under imperialism!"

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