Guatemalans protest president, attorney general

  • Indigenous Mayor Jose Tax Sapon, at center wrapped in a white flag, and neighbors pose for a portrait as they block the Inter American Highway in Totonicapan, Guatemala, after Indigenous leaders here called for a nationwide strike to pressure Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei to resign, Thursday, July 29, 2021. The protest comes in response to the firing of Special Prosecutor Against Impunity Juan Francisco Sandoval by Attorney General Consuelo Porras. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

GUATEMALA CITY — Thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets in protest Thursday, blocking highways and calling for a national strike over the government’s apparent unwillingness to tackle corruption.