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"Both patients are stable, but the older man remains in delicate condition," Roosevelt Hospital spokeswoman Sharon Avila informed.
Roosevelt Hospital spokeswoman Sharon Avila Monday confirmed that the two protesters who suffered eye trauma from the impact of tear gas allegedly thrown by the National Civil Police (PNC) lost their left eye.
"Doctors performed a surgical procedure to completely remove the eyeballs of the young protesters, 30 and 21 years old," Avila said.
Both patients are stable, Avila said, but the 30-year-old remains "in delicate condition."
"The surgical procedures were performed this Sunday," Health Ministry Communication Director Julia Barrera.
The National Civil Police will wait for the reports from the National Institute of Forensic Sciences (Inacif) and the Public Prosecutor's Office to determine what happened.
Over one thousand people have gathered in the Central Plaza of Guatemala City to protest corruption, the 2021 budget (which was passed in the middle of the night), and to demand to know what happen to the money made available for the pandemic response pic.twitter.com/oWeYflqA2B