Venezuelan Opposition Throws Molotov Cocktails at Army at Colombian Border

Venezuelan Opposition Throws Molotov Cocktails at Army at Colombian Border
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  • calendar-gray 26 February 2019

Venezuelan opposition activists started throwing Molotov cocktails at Venezuelan troops deployed at the Simon Bolivar Bridge on the border with Colombia, a Sputnik correspondent reported Monday, APA reports quoting Sputniknews.

Activists also threw stones at the security forces, who responded with tear gas. The troops also prepared water cannons to prevent possible illegal border crossings.

The border crisis has already resulted in Maduro's decision to cut off all political and diplomatic ties with Colombia.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan National Guard has started to deploy additional forces to the Simon Bolivar Bridge on the country's western border with Colombia amid continued clashes between the security forces and protesters, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Clashes on the Venezuelan-Colombian border erupted on Saturday amid attempts to bring in unauthorized aid into Venezuela. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said he believes that the aid deliveries are a ploy to topple his government, while Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez has dismissed allegations about a humanitarian crisis in the country and recalled that international law provided for deliveries of foreign humanitarian aid only in cases of natural disasters and armed conflicts.

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