Venezuelans filled the streets in more than 70 cities around the world, including Caracas, Miami, Madrid, Milan, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Athens, and Beirut.
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced before tens of thousands of cheering supporters in Caracas that humanitarian assistance will begin to flow within the next few days, despite objections by Maduro. In a tweet Friday night, national security adviser John Bolton stated that at the request of Guaidó, the U.S. will “mobilize and transport humanitarian aid.” In a separate tweet Saturday, Bolton urged the “military high command” to “stand on the side of the Venezuelan people.”
“We are breathing air of change and we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Francisco Fermin, an official with the National Assembly in Caracas who has been shot four times during protests in the past. “I plan to continue protesting, and making my voice heard,” he told NBC News in a phone interview.