Protesters set fire to Paraguay Congress after vote on re-election

By REUTERS
April 1, 2017 02:53
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Protesters stormed Paraguay's Congress building and set it on fire on Friday amid violent demonstrations over a secret Senate vote earlier in the day to approve a bill that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.

Television images showed protesters breaking the glass windows of the South American country's Congress after several hours of escalating violence and confrontations with police.


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