24 Aug. 2017
Culinary student Brian Dalati, 22, a bystander who was injured during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government, lies in a bed inside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, August 15, 2017. Dalati said he was walking past a street barricade on his way to class during an opposition protest on July 27, 2017 when the police, mistaking him for a protester, hit him and shot him with rubber bullets in both legs. "I did not participate in the protests because I always thought it was dangerous and too violent. Today I'm in a desperate situation. I was a very active person, I enjoyed exercising, normal activities, and now I cannot do anything but sit and lie in bed all day." "I depend on my siblings to go to the bathroom, shower, brush my teeth, eat, anything. It's infuriating," he said. "They didn't have to do this. It was pure hate. Thank goodness I will be able to walk again soon." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "VENEZUELA INJURIES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.