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1 dead, 2 injured by gunshots near a pro-democracy protest in Guatemala

Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One person is dead and two more have been injured by gunshots near a pro-democracy protest in Guatemala. The victims had been near a protest in Malacatan, a township in the western border state of San Marcos. It is not clear whether they were involved or just caught nearby. The incident marks the beginning of a third week of demonstrations against Attorney General Consuelo Porras, who protesters accuse of attempting to undermine a popular vote in August for progressive President-elect Bernardo Arévalo. On Sunday, Porras’ supporters called for violence against protestors, and on Monday people attacked demonstrators at three roadblocks in another state.

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