teleSUR's correspondent in Paraguay Ovaldo Zayas reports that "a group of demonstrators prevented policed forces from entering the Zodiac building in Asunción. According to the citizens, the security forces were placing snipers on the buildings surrounding the Congress squares".
According to Zayas, "one of the main causes of the protests is the government inaction against COVID-19. Therefore, Paraguay's Government announced that a batch of 20,000 China-made vaccines will arrive from Chile in the next few days. However, a year ago, the Frente Guasu proposed to establish diplomatic relations with The People's Republic of China but Colorado's Government and its legislators opposed it."
#Paraguay "Qué se vayan todos", gritan miles de personas en una marcha que exigen la renuncia del presidente de la República, Mario Abdo Benítez y del vicepresidente Hugo Velázquez. pic.twitter.com/zy3NUJUdKo
"Let them all go", shout thousands of people in a march demanding the resignation of the President of the Republic, Mario Abdo Benítez and Vice President Hugo Velázquez."
Paraguay's Minister of Technologies of Information and Communication Juan Manuel Brunetti on Saturday declared that Paraguay-s President Mario Abdo Benitez asked for his entire cabinet resignation.
This Friday night, thousands of people peacefully took to the streets of Asuncion to demand President Abdo's resignation due to the mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis.
The march was strongly repressed by police forces, which have caused one dead and several injured so far.
In addition to the Guasu Front statements, some other political organizations have spoken out about last night's events, among them the Authentic Radical Liberalist Party, which announced that it will request President's impeachment.