Dozens protest against genocide denial

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Associated Press

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 11:04 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Dozens of Guatemalan war survivors and human rights activists are protesting against a congressional resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the country's bloody 36-year civil war.

The protesters on Friday lined the facade of the Congress building with black and white photographs of the civilians killed or gone missing during the conflict.

The demonstrators are carrying signs that read "There was genocide ... we ask for jail and justice" and "No to forgetting by decree."

The resolution passed Tuesday reads "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our country's territory during the armed conflict."

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