Venezuelan doctors protest holdup of humanitarian aid
CUCUTA, Colombia — Venezuelan doctors protested Sunday at the entrance to a bridge blocked by their nation’s military to demand that humanitarian aid be allowed to enter, as opposition leader Juan Guaido acknowledged the conflict over the food and medical supplies could lead to clashes.
Carrying a giant Venezuelan flag, about two dozen doctors in white coats called on the military to remove a tanker and two cargo containers blocking the Tienditas International Bridge where humanitarian aid provided by the United States is being stored.
The doctors protested on the Colombia side of the border.
Dr. Katia Diaz, a psychiatrist, said that each day aid sits waiting for transport represents one more day in which patient lives are at risk.