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Guatemalans protest to urge president resignation over scandal

28 August 2015 11:45


Thousands of protesters in Guatemala have taken to the streets in the capital to demand the resignation of the Central American country’s president over his alleged involvement in a major corruption scandal.

The massive protest was held in Guatemala City on Thursday by demonstrators who want President Otto Pérez Molina to step down and the September 6 presidential election to be postponed.

Pressure is growing on Molina to step down over a fraud scandal that has thrown the country into a political crisis. Hundreds of businesses and schools reportedly closed in support of the protests on Thursday.

The attorney general’s office, which is trying to launch an impeachment process against Molina, has also urged the president to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.”

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