Photo: REUTERS / Luis Echeverria
In Guatemala, anti-government protestors set fire to parliament building
Protesters demonstrated against the country's adopted budget for 2021. Militiamen used tear gas against protesters.
Protesters in Guatemala, who oppose the country's adopted budget, set fire to the congress building. This was announced on Saturday, November 21 by the Prensa Libre newspaper.
According to the newspaper, the protesters broke down the front door of the parliament building and smashed the windows. They threw torches inside, which ignited a fire.
Luego de varios minutos cuerpos de socorro controlan en incendio en el Congreso de la República, informaron @BVoluntariosGT, quienes siguen removiendo escombros para evitar que el fuego se reinicie. Video: Carlos Hernández Ovalle. pic.twitter.com/Qr63PXl1oe
– Prensa Libre (@prensa_libre) November 21, 2020
The fire was extinguished after a few minutes. As a result of the incident, the police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
According to the Associated Press, the protesters are against the country's new budget, which has cut spending on education, health care and the fight against human rights violations.
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