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20 Hooded men set fire to transurbano unit during demonstration of 28N –

Hooded men break the peace of the November 28 demonstration, burn a bus and attack PNC agents. Photography. Free Press (Carlos Hernández).

At the edge of 5.30 p.m. a Transurbano unit, which was circulating against the road, was set on fire in the vicinity of the Plaza de la Constitución, which from early morning received citizens who went to demonstrate peacefully.

Guatevision news reports reveal that the vehicle involved in the incident is a Transurbano unit identified under number 930, which remained parked for an hour near the Portal del Comercio.

The bus was guarded by about 10 people, all of them dressed in black and with ski masks, at the time of being consulteds no one wanted to give statements to the pressWhen questioned by the unit, they jokingly indicated that it was a “donation”.

The Human Rights Ombudsman (PDH) recommended that the Public Ministry (MP) and the National Civil Police (PNC) investigate why the public security agents who were nearby did not act.

Likewise, according to reports that the PDH obtained from the Association of University Students (AEU) a person threw a Molotov cocktail at the unit.

Relief forces controlled the fire, buts hooded men attacked the agents of the National Civil Police (PNC) who looked after the National Palace of Culture.

For some moments, the uniformed men were forced to retreat, to avoid a confrontation with this group of people who arrived when the peaceful demonstration was about to end.

The people who are in the Plaza de la Constitución have asked for calm and that they do not get carried away, by the hooded men who have come to be branded as « infiltrators. »

Riot police arrive

Faced with the disturbances caused by this group of people, the presence of the Police Special Forces (FEP) was necessary, who were even repelled by this violent group, even representatives of the Human Rights Ombudsman (PDH) were dispersed by the hooded men .

Due to this series of incidents, the Municipal Transit Police (PMT) reported that the Transmetro lines, which operate through the historic center, have been disabled.

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* Information from Andrea Domínguez and Felipe Garrán