Guatemalan President\u0026nbsp;Alejandro Giammattei said he was reviewing possible changes to the country\u0026#039;s 2021 budget, which was passed last week and included massive cuts to education and healthcare funding, after outrage over the plan led an estimated 10,000 people to demonstrate in the nation\u0026#039;s capital, with some setting fires at the congressional building.As the country recovers from Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which hit within days of one another and displaced thousands of people, and copes with the coronavirus pandemic, legislators made drastic\u0026nbsp;cuts to education spending, aid for Covid-19 patients and people suffering from hunger and malnutrition, and funding for human rights agencies—while adding $65,000 to the budget for their own meal stipends.\u0026nbsp;\u0022We are outraged by poverty, injustice, the way they have stolen the public\u0026#039;s money,\u0022 psychology professor Rosa de Chavarría, who attended the demonstration, told the Associated Press.\u0026nbsp;The protest included a peaceful march in the center of Guatemala City, with demonstrators calling on all lawmakers to resign and carrying signs that said they have \u0022neither a president, nor a Congress.\u0022 About 1,000 people gathered outside the Congress, where some broke windows and lit fires in some of the legislative offices.Guatemala’s government slashed $25 million from healthcare and education — just days after Hurricane Eta battered its poorest communities. The people are rising up. PI member @MSICG: “We demand a Constituent Assembly. This dictatorship has failed us.”pic.twitter.com/sjpHdgNnsE— Progressive International (@ProgIntl) November 22, 2020Guatemala’s parliament is in flames — a popular uprising against a dictatorship of the rich waging war on the rest.PI member @MSICG:“The only violence in Guatemala is the violence carried out by Giammattei and his 115 deputies against the people.” pic.twitter.com/O98CsnYhGa— Progressive International (@ProgIntl) November 22, 2020Firefighters quickly put out the fires, which did not cause any reported injuries, while police officers sprayed tear gas at protesters. About a dozen protesters were injured in the clashes with police.\u0026nbsp;Roman Catholic Church leaders in Guatemala joined the public in recent days in demanding that\u0026nbsp;Giammattei\u0026nbsp;veto the government\u0026#039;s budget, which critics say was passed while the country was distracted by the damage done by Eta and Iota as well as the ongoing pandemic.\u0026nbsp;\u0022It was a devious blow to the people because Guatemala was between natural disasters, there are signs of government corruption, clientelism in the humanitarian aid,\u0022 the country\u0026#039;s human rights ombudsman, Jordan Rodas, told the AP.\u0026nbsp;Maria Vega, a teacher who attended a protest with her children Saturday in the city of Antigua, about 25 miles from Guatemala City, told the New York Times, \u0022We have endured a lot over the past few months and the fact that health, education are not prioritized is frustrating.\u0022On Friday, Vice President Guillermo Castillo called on Giammattei to resign along with him \u0022for the good of the country,\u0022 and said the budget should be vetoed and that the federal government must engage more with people across Guatemala. Castillo said he would not resign unless Giammattei does. The president has not publicly responded to Castillo\u0026#039;s comments.