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Dozens in Guatemala protest against genocide denial outside Congress

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    Demonstrators hold posters of people disappeared in the 1980's outside the National Congress building as they protest a resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the bloody 36-year civil war, in Guatemala City, Friday, May 16, 2014. "It is legally impossible...that genocide could have occurred in our country's territory during the armed conflict," said the resolution, which passed late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with support from the majority of legislators. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

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    A police agent stands guard at the National Congress, as a demonstrator holds a portrait of a person disappeared in the 80's during a protest against a resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the bloody 36-year civil war, in Guatemala City, Friday, May 16, 2014. "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our country's territory during the armed conflict," said the resolution, which passed late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with support from 87 of the 158 legislators. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

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    Portraits of people disappeared in the 1980's line the facade of the National Congress building during a protest against a resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the bloody 36-year civil war, in Guatemala City, Friday, May 16, 2014. "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our country's territory during the armed conflict," said the resolution, which passed late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with support from 87 of the 158 legislators. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

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    Men hold posters of people disappeared in the 1980's in front of the National Congress building during a protest against a resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the bloody 36-year civil war, in Guatemala City, Friday, May 16, 2014. "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our country's territory during the armed conflict," said the resolution, which passed late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with support from 87 of the 158 legislators. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

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    A man posts portraits of people disappeared in the 1980's on the facade of the National Congress building during a protest against a resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the bloody 36-year civil war, in Guatemala City, Friday, May 16, 2014. "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred in our country's territory during the armed conflict," said the resolution, which passed late Tuesday, May 13, 2014, with support from 87 of the 158 legislators. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

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."