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    WATCH: Guatemalans Are Currently Burning Down Their Congress After Series of Governme

    WATCH: Guatemalans Are Currently Burning Down Their Congress After Series of Government Failures

    By Cassandra Fairbanks
    Published November 21, 2020 at 3:49pm

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    Guatemalans are currently burning down their Congress after a series of crises hit their boiling point.

    The protests were sparked after a budget bill passed on Tuesday, but that was only the final straw that the broke the camel’s back after years of anger towards their government.
    Protesters brought over a guillotine before setting Congress ablaze.

    Sandra Cuffe
    Nov 21, 2020

    Replying to @Sandra_CuffeIt is a VEEEEERY different vibe down here outside congress, where a march led by university students has stopped. CONGRESS IS NOW LITERALLY ON FIRE...

    Sandra Cuffe


    3:31 PM · Nov 21, 2020
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    Central American journalist Sandra Cuffe explained on Twitter that “Tuesday night, while Iota rains were flooding areas already devastated by Eta, Guatemala’s congress rammed through a budget bill, giving themselves extra millions for meals, cutting $25M for combatting malnutrition (they put it back after an outcry).”

    Sandra Cuffe
    Nov 21, 2020

    Replying to @Sandra_CuffeProtests usually don't get going until an hour or more after the advertised start time, but it's not even 2pm yet and #Guatemala City's central plaza is already really filling up and many people are still on their way. "The state is a mafia," reads a banner by the sound stage.

    Sandra Cuffe

    Right now in
    #Guatemala:"Estado fallido, ya viene el estallido"

    3:03 PM · Nov 21, 2020

    “Today is not really about the budget bill. The budget bill was a match thrown onto a pool of fuel that has been gathering for years. There’s widespread rage directed at the current congress and president but also at political and business elites that transcend administrations,” she explained. “That said, certain aspects of the budget bill did trigger protests: the temporary axing of $25M re malnutrition, reducing the human rights ombudsman’s office budget by $2.5M, cutting the judiciary’s budget almost in half… and the bill’s passage at breakneck speed overnight.”
    After some significant damage to the building, police moved in with tear gas to disperse the crowd.

    Sandra Cuffe

    Nov 21, 2020

    Replying to @Sandra_CuffePolice moved in with tear gas and people advanced and scattered away from #Guatemala's congress, which is what you see ablaze. Firefighters are on scene and Red Cross personnel are nearby. I wasn't kidding when I said it's no longer discontent here. It's rage.

    Sandra Cuffe

    This didn't send a while ago for some reason, but after riot police moved in to clear the area outside congress, the scene in #Guatemala City's center became various groups of hundreds of protesters, some facing off against riot police with tear gas. Some scatter and regroup.

    4:26 PM · Nov 21, 2020
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    The situation is currently ongoing.

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    Do not come here!

    Now is the time to send 700,000 of THEIR invading illegal aliens back to go fight their own Civil War.

    Needs to happen.

    Go the hell home and join the fight.

    Evict them from our schools, our housing, and cut off the free stuff! It is not free.

    Every damn one of them backed up in Mexico should get on semi-trucks and head home!

    Get it over with and take back your country.

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    Not one more dime of aid or oatmeal.

    We have our own whose homes are flooded and burned down from fires.


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