The Belize Tourism Authority (BIB) says an anti-government protest has caused an economic disaster in the nation’s capital Belize.
A group of Belizeans staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest against President Mauricio Macri’s proposed budget.
In an email to CNN, BIB President Ricardo Sánchez said the protest was peaceful and that there were no injuries.
He said protesters were told to disperse by security forces and that they would be arrested if they continued to disrupt the march.
Protesters, who were carrying a banner that read “It was All for the Love of the People,” threw rocks and bottles at police and tried to set fire to the building, according to the BIB.
The BIB said it has opened an investigation into the incident.
In a separate incident, protesters threw rocks at police after they tried to block the road leading to the Ministry of Justice building in the city of San Pedro Sula.
Sánchiño was elected in September and is the first democratically elected leader in Belizia.