Thousands took the streets in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido in Venezuela

Citizens in the country have been desperate for clean water and dozens of people wait in line to fill their buckets at emergency pipes
2:07 | 03/16/19

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Transcript for Thousands took the streets in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido in Venezuela
Now to the deepening political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. We'll take you inside that country once again tonight. The extreme conditions facing so many children and their parents desperate for food, water and medicine, all in very short supply. Tonight, thousands taking to the streets across Venezuela. Interim president Juan guaido rallying in the northern city of Valencia, while pro-maduro groups taking over streets in Caracas. The first public sign the political struggle in the fractured country rages on. This, following days of desperation. We were there during the blackout and water crisis earlier this week. Long lines of people searching for clean water. Children carrying jugs. And the dangerous trips underground. There are about a hundred people out here, all going into this well. Let me show you what this is. This is an emergency pipe, and to get clean water in Venezuela you have to go down there, open that pipe up, and fill up your bucket. People wait hours just to get some clean water. Reporter: This man furious, telling me, "Look at how we are living. We are garbage, kids are dying of hunger, we are an oil rich country and look us in this hole getting water." In a town west of Caracas, some got this after nearly a week without water -- black sludge that reportedly smelled like oil. The crisis so severe, for several years parents have been dropping off sick children at orphanages like this one. We were there when they received a donation of milk, though all the bottles expired the next day. Reporter: One of the children is 6-year-old crisbeili. I asked if she had a message for the United States. She said, "Yes. Send water. Send medicine. Send anything we need." That 6-year-old understands the needs of her country but she's still too young to understand the politics. Venezuelan president Nicolas maduro is refusing any help from the United States. With the military still on his side he's showing no signs of stepping down.

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