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Protests in Guatemala Call for an End to Violence Against Indigenous Communities

HeadlineFeb 19, 2021

In Guatemala City, thousands took to the streets Thursday in a protest led by Indigenous leaders denouncing years of state violence against Indigenous communities. Protesters are also demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei. This is former presidential candidate and Indigenous leader Thelma Cabrera speaking to the crowd.

Thelma Cabrera: “The worst pandemic that exists in Guatemala is corruption. It’s the theft that operates in the three branches of government of this colonial state, this nation-state. … Today we showed them that we are here and stronger than ever.”

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