Dozens Arrested as Protesters in Ecuador Condemn Fuel Price Hike, New Economic Policies

Photo: courtesy of Democracy Now!

In Ecuador, thousands of people took to the streets around the country for another round of Indigenous-led protests against a hike in fuel prices and other economic policies pushed by the right-wing government of President Guillermo Lasso. Some three dozen people were arrested as protesters blocked roads.

Víctor Sánchez: “We do not agree with the economic measures being implemented, which passes the crisis on to the shoulders of the workers and the middle classes of the country.”


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