The opposition in Venezuela – led by the self-declared interim president Juan Guaido – called for a new round of demonstrations, to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step down.
Protesters also demanded the military allow blocked humanitarian aid into the country.
At the same time, supporters of President Maduro rallied against what they called “imperialist intervention,” referring to United States support for Guaido, as well as U.S. sanctions.
For more, CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports.
- David Smolansky is a founding member of the Venezuelan Voluntad Popular political party.
- Joe Emersberger is a writer and political analyst.
- Fernando Cutz is the former director for South America, at the White House National Security Council.
- Lucas Koerner is a political analyst and editor for Venezuelanalysis.com.
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While truckloads of humanitarian aid can't enter Venezuela, consumer goods from Venezuela are being sold at big mark-ups pic.twitter.com/Nl8UsnM55M
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