Harvey Castro

Documentary photographer, visual storyteller
   
Spiritual leaders and members of the Guatemalan indigenous community came together at Plaza de la Constitución to protest the bicentennial celebration of independence.
Location: Oakland, California
Nationality: Nicaraguan
Biography: Documentary photographer and visual storyteller, focusing on sociopolitical issues related to identity, immigration,  and environmental justice. b. Nicaragua. Lives and works in Oakland, California, USA. Harvey Castro (he/him) is a... MORE
Public Story
Spiritual leaders and members of the Guatemalan indigenous community came together at Plaza de la Constitución to protest the bicentennial celebration of independence.
Copyright Harvey Castro 2022
Updated Mar 2022
Topics Activism, Black and White, Celebrations, Community, Culture stories, Discrimination, Documentary, Faith, Freedom, Guatemala, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Journalism, Latin America, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, Protest, Representation
On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Guatemalan independence, hundreds of indigenous community members and spiritual leaders gathered at Plaza de la Constitucion in protest of the bicentennial celebration. Using a bamboo flagpole, they raised the indigenous flag at the site where the military would raise Guatemala's blue and white flag. Among their grievances was the lack of representation, education, jobs, and the poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic. With military helicopters and planes flying overhead, they demanded the resignation of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and Attorney General Consuelo Porras.
LinkedIn Icon Facebook Icon Twitter Icon
597

Also by Harvey Castro —

Story

Protesters gather in Oakland in solidarity with Cubans protesting on the Island.

Harvey Castro
Story

One Year Later - Still No Justice for Breonna Taylor

Harvey Castro / mission high school, san francisco, ca
Story

Justice for George: 8FORTY6

Harvey Castro / 850 Bryant, San Francisco, California
Spiritual leaders and members of the Guatemalan indigenous community came together at Plaza de la Constitución to protest the bicentennial celebration of independence. by Harvey Castro
Join us
For more access