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Guatemalans angry over corruption scandals mass in capital to demand president resign

  • People chant slogans outside the National Palace during a protest demanding the resignation Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Protesters are demanding the president step down after his Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned earlier this month amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    People chant slogans outside the National Palace during a protest demanding the resignation Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Protesters are demanding the president step down after his Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned earlier this month amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters gather outside the National Palace to demand the resignation Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Protesters are demanding the president step down after his Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned earlier this month amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Protesters gather outside the National Palace to demand the resignation Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Protesters are demanding the president step down after his Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned earlier this month amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indigenous authorities from Nebaj village join a protest demanding the resignation Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Protesters are demanding the president step down after his Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned earlier this month amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Indigenous authorities from Nebaj village join a protest demanding the resignation Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Protesters are demanding the president step down after his Vice President Roxana Baldetti resigned earlier this month amid a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)  (The Associated Press)

Guatemalans angry over corruption scandals protested on the capital's main square Saturday, pressing their demands that President Otto Perez Molina resign.

People from all sectors of society in the Central American nation converged on Constitution Square carrying banners and signs denouncing the president.

In recent weeks, Guatemalan prosecutors and a U.N. commission formed to investigate corruption in the country have filed charges against dozens of people in two purported big cases of official graft.

One involved an alleged scheme of millions of dollars in bribes paid by businesses to avoid import duties. The other case involves allegations of kickbacks for overpriced contracts for the Social Security Institute.

The president hasn't been charged with any crimes, but many Guatemalans blame him for the corruption since it involves his administration.