The Police repressed the protest that took place in front of Congress' headquarters with tear gas, pressurized water, and rubber bullets. At least 24 citizens were arrested.
During the clashes, commercial establishments and vehicles were set on fire and destroyed. Firefighters extinguished a small fire that broke out at the ruling Colorado Party's headquarters.
Social anger was unleashed after Congress voted on the impeachment requested by the opposition Liberal Party due to the President's ineptitude in handling the pandemic. The initiative received 42 votes against, 36 votes in favor, and two absences.
#Paraguay | The Chamber of Deputies rejected an impeachment request submitted by the opposition Wednesday as people took to the streets demanding that the country's president resign over accusations of corruption and mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.https://t.co/Mhny0i9QmZ