Protesters In Guatemala Disrupt Parliamentary Session - Reports


Protesters in Guatemala Disrupt Parliamentary Session - Reports

MEXICO CITY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) A rally in front of the parliamentary building in Guatemala City caused the lawmakers to cancel the session, media reported.

According to the Prensa Libre media outlet, the protesters blocked entrance to the parliament building and threw eggs at lawmakers arriving at the session, which was promptly canceled.

Guatemala has been witnessing mass rallies over the past several days following Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' forcing a UN-backed anti-graft body out of the country. Morales, who is now facing a preliminary inquiry over corruption allegations, announced at the end of August that he would not renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). The decision was harshly criticized by the United Nations and foreign governments.

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