Clashes between protesters and security forces have become a deadly cycle and doctors are seeing disturbing patterns in the violence

There is a pattern to the protests that have rocked Venezuela for the past two months. Anti-government demonstrators set off on a march to the government buildings in Caracas’s city centre to protest against a government they consider illegitimate. Halfway to their destination national guards and riot police deter them with gas bombs and water cannons. Clashes ensue and dozens of people are injured. Some die.

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