On 29 September 2021, police officers clashed with demonstrators who had gathered outside the National Congress building in downtown Asunción to protest legislation that would increase the penalty for invasions of private property. Individuals set fire to at least four vehicles during the demonstration. At least one protester and seven police officers were injured in the clashes. Supporters of the National Peasant Federation, which represents impoverished farmers, had organized the demonstration after the legislature ratified the law to increase the penalty for occupying private property to six years imprisonment from four years.