Guatemala: Congress on fire after protesters storm building

Hundreds of anti-government protesters in Guatemala destroyed parts of the congress building and set fire to them before being broken up by riot police.
The building in Guatemala City was empty at the time of the attack, which lasted about 10 minutes.
The fire brigade managed to put out the fire, but the extent of the damage is not yet known.
The protesters are against a budget approved by Congress on Wednesday evening.
An office in the building went up in flames
They also want President Alejandro Giammattei to step down.
Opposition says the budget prioritizes large infrastructure projects to be carried out by companies with government ties and overlooks the social and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The country was also recently hit by two damaging storms, Eta and Iota.
On Friday, Vice President Guillermo Castillo spoke out against the budget, saying that both he and Mr Giammattei should resign "for the good of the country".
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