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Paraguay: Protesters set fire to Congress building

Protesters stormed Paraguay’s Congress building and set it on fire after a secret Senate vote to approve a bill that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for another term.

Protesters stormed Paraguay‘s Congress building and set it on fire after a secret Senate vote to approve a bill that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for another term.

Hundreds of people clashed with riot police in Asuncion on Friday and broke into Congress, battering down entrances and fences and shattering windows.

Al Jazeera’s Renee Odeh reports.