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VIDEO. Police station attacked, two dead and injured after violent protests against inflation in Ecuador

2022-06-23T11:01:37.818Z

Since June 13, thousands of indigenous people have been demonstrating every day in the streets of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. They protest in particular



Ecuador plunges again into chaos.

Many major cities in the country, and in particular the capital Quito, have been the scene of numerous demonstrations since June 13.

Thousands of natives, carried by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), have swept over the capital and take to the streets every day.

They are protesting against rising fuel prices, inflation, and difficult access to employment.

Quickly, the demonstrators demanded the departure of the president, Guillermo Lasso.

On Wednesday, June 22, the natives attacked the police station in the town of Puyo.

6 police officers were seriously injured, 18 are still missing.

Read alsoEcuador: President declares state of emergency after protests against rising prices

A state of emergency has been declared in 6 provinces of the country.

What exacerbate the anger of the natives, who refuse any negotiation as long as the state of emergency is maintained.

Although they are only one million out of the 17.7 million inhabitants of Ecuador, the natives are very powerful and influential.

They participated in the revolts that overthrew three presidents between 1997 and 2005 and led violent demonstrations in 2019 that left 11 people dead.

For the Ecuadorian army, these demonstrations represent “a serious danger for democracy”.

Source: leparis

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