- José Miguel Vivanco and Tamara Taraciuk Broner: The Venezuelan government is trying to restrict reporting on anti-government protests
- Residents have been posting videos to Twitter of security forces using tear gas and extreme force against demonstrators
José Miguel Vivanco is the Americas director at Human Rights Watch. Tamara Taraciuk Broner is a senior Americas researcher at Human Rights Watch. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
(CNN)Tens of thousands of Venezuelans who have reached a breaking point over the country's humanitarian and political crisis poured into the streets all over the country on Wednesday. They demanded that the government let aid enter Venezuela to help the many people who are desperate for food and medicine. They demanded that the government hold elections, free political prisoners, and reestablish judicial independence and the powers of the National Assembly.