Zero violence! Only love, happiness and peace while Guatemalans are changing the country forever with their manifestations and rejection of corruption at all levels of the government; thus making history in the process.
It all started back in late April when Guatemalans yelled: ¡Ya basta! Enough is enough. And every weekend after that large numbers of Guatemalans gather around the Constitutional Square in Guatemala City and other mains square around the country to ask for an end to corruption and injustice. What started as snow ball has become an avalanche that has brought the ex vice president out of office and into a jail house.
Yesterday, Guatemala made it to the front news the world over for having stripped the prosecution immunity of the current President of Guatemala, first time ever in Guatemala and quite possibly in Latin America. Guatemala is setting the bar really high on the search for justice. Thus many countries in Latin America are looking at Guatemala as a role model for the elimination of corruption and the incarceration of top official involved.
I assure you, Guatemalans are having the time of their lives. There is zero violence; everything is done peacefully and with many acts of kindness.
Follow my updates on Twitter [@rudygiron] and Facebook and you will find that I’m sharing large collections of emotional photographs of people doing extraordinary things as I encounter them on my social media streams. For instance, protesters covering the police against the rain. Or another group of protesters handing out white roses. Or a woman kissing good-bye to each police officer on the scene. As always, follow the white rabbit [the links].
Zero violence, I repeat, only love, happiness and peace while changing the country forever. The cleaning crowds have arrived!
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