In the Paraguayan capital, police opened fire on protesters
MOSCOW, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. Paraguayan police shot dead a man in the building of the local party in the capital, Asuncion during the protests against the adoption of the amendments to the Constitution that will allow the incumbent President Horacio Cartes to be re-elected for another term, reports the Agency EFE.
As Chairman of the Authentic radical liberal party (PLRA) Efraín Alegre, the police “brutally” broke into their building in the centre of the city and began to fire on the demonstrators inside the audience. As a result one young man was killed, several people seriously injured.
Paraguay is plagued by unrest, the immediate cause of which was the vote of 25 senators have approved amendments to the country’s Constitution to enable the President’s re-election. Protesters in Paraguay have set fire to the Congress building.
For dispersal of demonstrators the police used rubber bullets and water cannons. The unrest of 28 people were injured, among them one member.