In Ecuador, large protests by natives continued, demanding that the country’s government reduce fuel prices, introduce food price controls and invest more in education.
This is the protest’s 12th day, during which one man was killed and dozens more were killed. Authorities acknowledged that one person was killed and the interior minister expressed outrage at police behavior. He stated that the government did not approve any shotgun weapons to the police and that they only carried tear gas yesterday to disperse the protesters.
A volunteer paramedic told the AP that about 100 people were provided with medical assistance due to injuries at the protest site, including protesters, soldiers, and police. Demonstrations were particularly violent in six provinces in central Ecuador.
By the way, the capital of Ecuador, Quito, is facing food and fuel shortages. Several vital streets in the city have been blocked since Tuesday, as protesters clash with police at major intersections near the city center. Protests were also held in cities across the country, including Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Riobamba.