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Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s Congress building over budget cuts, as tensions boil over

Hundreds of Guatemalans partly burned the Congress building Saturday in a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, following the passage of a budget that has sparked outrage in the impoverished Central American nation.

The flames in the legislative building could be seen from the street in Guatemala City, and a spokesman for the Red Cross told journalists the group had treated several people for smoke inhalation.

Police arrested more than 20 people and almost 50 were sent to hospital injured, one of them in a serious condition.

Clashes between the Police (front) and protesters after hundreds of the latter broke into Guatemala’s Lower House and sat it on fire on 22 November, 2020.


A separate, peaceful, protest…

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