Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s congress building amid outcry over budget

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Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s congress building amid outcry over budget Protesters challenging Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei stormed and set fire to part of the country’s congress building on Saturday amid protests over a budget that cuts educational and health spending.

There are reports that a group of unidentified persons interrupted a congressional gathering and threw objects, causing the legislative headquarters to catch fire.

President Giammattei condemned the behavior of the protesters, describing their acts as “criminal.”

Demonstrators had gathered in protest after legislators approved a nearly $13 billion budget for 2021 earlier in the week that cuts educational and health spending.

The passage of the controversial law by the country’s conservative-leaning Congress spurred the resignation of Vice-President Guillermo Castillo, who encouraged Giammattei to do the same.

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