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August 24, 2015

Guatemalans declare 'I don't have a president' after current president refuses to give up power

Protesters use #YoNoTengoPresidente to pressure President Otto Perez Molina to step down.

Demonstrators shout while holding Guatemalan national flags during a protest against Guatemala's President Otto Perez in Guatemala City, Guatemala on August 22, 2015. (REUTERS/JOSUE DECAVELE)

After four months of protests, activists in Guatemala are declaring "I don't have a president". The viral hashtag followed President Otto Perez Molina's most recent denial of fraud and corruption charges and his continued refusal to step down in a speech on Sunday. 


Protesters gathered Sunday afternoon, before his scheduled speech, calling for an indefinite vigil until the president resigns.