'No syringes, no beds': Paraguay protests build amid impeachment calls

'No syringes, no beds': Paraguay protests build amid impeachment calls

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-09 12:04

ASUNCION (REUTERS) - Thousands of Paraguayans gathered around Congress in downtown Asunción on Monday (March 8), marking the fourth day of protests amid calls to impeach President Mario Abdo over the government's handling of the Covid-19 health crisis.

The protesters, many wearing soccer jerseys and carrying national flags, chanted "Out Marito" and "Everyone out", while criticising the authorities for the lack of medicines and intensive care beds amid a spike in coronavirus cases.

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