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Despite acts of intimidation, social organizations will continue to protest until the resignation of Attorney General Porras is achieved.
On Wednesday night, social leaders and Indigenous people from Guatemala denounced several acts of repression by the police against citizens defending democracy in Guatemala and demanding the resignation of the Attorney General, Consuelo Porras.
Human rights defenders also reported police repression in the Quetzal Port area in the Escuintla department, where riot police and truck drivers assaulted people protesting.
The citizens were protesting against the coup attempt that Guatemalan elites are trying to carry out to prevent the inauguration of President-elect Bernardo Arevalo in January 2024.
Alida Vicente, the authority of the Indigenous Municipality of Poqomam in Palin Escuintla, reported that the Escuintla Commissioner ordered the use of violence to evict citizens, some of whom were injured due to police actions.
Despite acts of repression and intimidation, progressive organizations have stated that they will continue to protest in the streets until the resignation of Porras is achieved.