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UCV First Aids also Known as Green Cross is a group of medicine students and practicing doctors who provide medical assistance to the injured during the anti government protests that have been taking place in Caracas since april 2017. The group was born in 2014, when a group of protesters took to the streets to call for the government of President Nicolás Maduro to step down in a movement known as â€œLa Salida,In this imageÂ A group of green cross members waits the order of its leader to join the protest against Venezuelan Government. El Rosal, Caracas. Venezuela May 22, 2017
Volunteer member of green cross wearing helmet and bullet proof vest waits the moment to join the protest against venezuelan government. Torre Letonia, Caracas. Venezuela. May 10, 2017 Its members are mostly very young men and women in their 20s. Almost all of them study third of fourth year of Medicine at The Universidad Central de Venezuela. Nevertheless a group of practicing doctors with years of experience join the group in each protest.
Volunteers members of Green Cross pray holding hands before joining the protest against Venezuelan government. Lido Mall, Caracas. Venezuela. June 19, 2017. As part of the ritual the group gather two or three ours before the protests and among other activities they pray holding hands. They work in a very hostile and risky environment.
A medicine student part of Green Cross adjusts her white helmet before joining the protest.They are know as green cross because they wear all the time a white helmet with a green cross. Torre Letonia, Caracas. Venezuela. June 7, 2017.
Protesters assisting at the rally against Venezuelan government applaud and shout words of encouragement as they watch Green Cross members passing by. They have gained a huge popularity among people. They have become a symbol of hope in a country dealing with a severe social, economical and political crisis. El Rosal, Caracas. May 6th, 2017.Â
Â As a security mesure green cross volunteers walk forming a line in order to avoid having one of them lost. The group policy is that their own safety must prevail above any other consideration. Bello Monte, Caracas. Venezuela. May 6, 2017
A group of green cross members takes position and carefully observes what happens during a rally against Venezuelan government. Francisco Fajardo highway. May 29, 2017. As part of their strategies they divide the conflict space into three zones, in each zone a group of ten volunteers is present. The green zone is 300 meters or more away from the clashes between protesters and the public force, there is where protesters are taken out to be seen by specialists or evacuated. The orange zone, 200 meters from the clashes, is where protesters are treated or immediately rushed out of the crowd. Finally the red zone, practically next to the conflict area, is where many of the wounded are either treated or sent to other zones.
A group of green cross members discusses actions to be taken during a rally against venezuelan government. Constant communication between the members and the respect for the safety protocol has a vital importance in order to prevail the security of the group.Las Mercedes, Caracas. Venezuela. June 19, 2017.Â
A green cross member warns his companions since a tear gas canister is in the air very close to them.One of the most common causes of the protesters wounds are the teargas canisters thrown by military forces as a repression measure.Â Francisco Fajardo Highway, Caracas. Venezuela. May 10, 2017.
Green Cross volunteers spray water with malox to the face of an asphyxiated person consequence of the tear gas used by military forces to repress the protest. La Castellana, Caracas, Venezuela. May 1, 2017.Â
Volunteers members of green cross stress fully discuss actions to be taken during a rally against venezuelan government. Communication between members is present all the time even in the moments of greatest tensionÂ Francisco Fajardo highway. Caracas, Venezuela. May 10, 2017.
During a rally against Venezuelan government members of green cross seek shelter behind a kiosk and a wooden shield. Feeling and controlling their own fears is also part of their job.Francisco de Miranda Avenue, Caracas, Venezuela. June 7, 2017.Â
Volunteers members of green cross evacuate a severe injured person from the protest area to take her to a near health care center.This action is called "extraction" Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela. June 28, 2017.
Volunteers members of green cross kneel and rise the institutional flag as a police motorcycle passes by in order to avoid a possible attack against them. In several opportunities members of green cross have been attacked by the police or the military forces.Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela. June 19, 2017.
Once the protest is over, volunteers members of green cross take a break to rest and prepare themselves to come back to their meeting point.Tiredness and satisfaction are common feelings at the end of day. Libertador Avenue, Caracas, Venezuela. June 24, 2017.Â
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UCV First Aids also Known as Green Cross is a group of medicine students and practicing doctors who provided medical assistance to the injured during the anti government protests that took place in Caracas during april to July 2017. The group was born in 2014, when a group of protesters took to the streets to call for the government of President Nicolás Maduro to step down in a movement known as "La Salida,"