People take part in a demonstration demanding the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez as a corruption scandal rocks the government, at the streets of the Historical Center in Guatemala City on July 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO Johan ORDONEZ
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Some 5,000 protesters marched Saturday night in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week.On Tuesday, Guatemala's Constitutional Court rejected President Otto Perez's appeal for presidential immunity that also sought to legally erase a pre-trial investigation of graft allegations.Protesters Saturday shouted "Out with Otto Perez" and "No more corruption" as they marched from the Supreme Court to the National Palace in the city's historic center.
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