Guatemala protest over price rises leaves six dead


At least six people have died in Guatemala in clashes between security forces and protesters angry over electricity price rises, according to officials.

At least 30 were also injured as thousands blocked parts of a motorway in Totonicapan, 170km (105 miles) west of the capital, on Thursday.

Government officials said unidentified people had opened fire on the demonstrators from the back of a lorry.

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