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Friday, April 28, 2017

Volunteer medics heal wounded in protests

Picking up a broken tile to hurl at riot cops, a young man cuts himself and blood streams from his hand. He is one of hundreds Venezuelans hurt in this month's deadly anti-government protests -- but for him, help is close by. Through the tear gas and flying rocks, a squad of gas-masked medics comes charging. The "Green Cross" has arrived. These student doctors joined in the protests at first. But now they stand on the sidelines, with bandages for anyone who gets hurt. "We realized it wasn't our job to be demonstrating, but to give medical aid," says one of them, Daniella Liendo, 22, in a white helmet marked with a green cross."That is what we know how to do and it is much more useful."More…

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