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There are mass protests in Guatemala

The demonstrators demand the resignation of the president and the Prosecutor General. The protesters set tires on fire and doused police officers with paint.

In Guatemala, on Thursday, July 29, thousands of people took to the streets demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei and the Prosecutor General. This is reported by Reuters.

A crowd of thousands of people marched from the Presidential Palace to the office of the Prosecutor General with banners "Giammattei, resign”. Demonstrators set tires on fire and doused police guarding government buildings with paint.

The protests began after the removal last week of anti-corruption fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval from the post of head of the Special Prosecutor's Office for Combating Impunity FECI by Prosecutor General Maria Porras.

Sandoval, who fled Guatemala last weekend, said he was fired after the prosecutor General did not allow him to try to investigate corruption cases related to President Giammattei. The president denies involvement in corruption.

“(Sandoval) used selective justice because he tried to persecute people of the opposite ideology, “ the prosecutor General said. In an interview with a local TV channel, Porras said that she had always acted transparently.

Earlier it was reported that in Budapest, thousands of people participated in LGBT pride, protesting against the law prohibiting the dissemination of information about homosexuality or gender change in schools.

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