Demonstrators gesture after setting an office of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala building on fire during a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei in Guatemala City [Johan Ordonez/AFP]

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Protesters set part of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala building on fire Saturday, after a controversial budget bill brought a series of long-simmering crises to a boiling point, spurring anti-government demonstrations.

Thousands of people took to city and town squares around the country with demands ranging from a presidential veto of the budget bill and prosecution of corruption to resignations across all branches of government and the constitutional assembly.

“We’re tired of corruption,” Karla Figueroa, a 51-year-old professional translator, told Al Jazeera at a rally

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