Protesters burn part of Guatemala's Congress building

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Anti government protesters in Guatemala have set fire to parts of the Congress building before being dispersed by riot police. Elsewhere in the capital, Guatemala City, thousands of people took part in largely peaceful demonstrations against the new budget. Leonardo Russia, reports, some areas off the building were completely destroyed. An important documents were burned by the fire. Several people were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation. The violence marred an otherwise peaceful day of protests against the new, controversial budget, which was approved by the Guatemalan Congress on Wednesday. The opposition accuses President Alejandro Yama off allocating too much money for big infrastructure projects, which they say will be awarded well connected private companies.

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