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Al Jazeera 22 Nov 2020

Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building

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Protesters and police have clashed in Guatemala's capital after hundreds stormed the Congress building and set it on fire.
Police used tear gas to clear the crowds.
Many people have been angered by the parliament's new budget bill, which opponents say disenfranchises the poor and Indigenous people.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.


Hundreds of #protesters gathered Thursday in the Thai capital #Bangkok calling for police to free arrested activists, defying emergency measures imposed earlier to quell a pro-#democracy movement.
Police have faced off with anti-government protesters angry about the new budget bill in Guatemala's capital after hundreds stormed the Congress building and set it on fire.
Security forces fired tear gas to break up demonstration which had become violent.
Protesters say the budget will only benefit those with links to the government.
President Alejandro Giammattei has threatened to punish the protesters who have broken the law.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.
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Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports.

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