One person died and at least 18 others suffered injuries after the Paraguayan police clashed with demonstrators during an anti-corruption rally late on Friday, the ABC Color newspaper reported.
According to the major Paraguayan newspaper, a 32-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was stabbed in his chest. Moreover, a teenage girl was poisoned by tear gas while another man was hit by a rubber bullet.
Meanwhile, the police said that a dozen law enforcement officers got injured during the clashes.
Videos from the protests emerged online.
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URGENTE: La policía reprime a manifestantes que protestaban pidiendo respuestas ante la crisis sanitaria que se esta viviendo en Paraguay. Enfrentamientos en las calles del microcentro de Asunción. pic.twitter.com/m7a06o9QYh
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