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Four dead and 90 injured, after ten days of protests in Ecuador

The government of President Guillermo Lasso refuses to repeal the state of emergency to initiate dialogue

Up to now, four have been recorded. dead, 90 injured and 87 arrested after the Protests registered in Ecuador, reported human rights organizations.

This Thursday, June 23, is the eleventh day that protests are being held in Ecuador against the high prices of fuel and essential products, which have been called by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie).

Since the beginning of the protests, the different social and indigenous movements have mobilized demanding answers to their 10-point petition, in which they ask to improve the quality of life of Ecuadorians.

In this sense, the protesters have blocked different roads in sectors of Quito and other cities in the country.

Given this situation, the government of Guillermo Lasso refuses to repeal the state of exception that governs six of the 24 provinces of the territory, a condition raised in a statement by Conaie to attend to the dialogue.

Among the most relevant points of the statement, the Conaie demands the immediate end to the repression; repeal of the state of exception; cease the attack and respect the humanitarian shelter zones; that the entire agenda be put on the table and that there are no unfeasible points for the government, but rather efforts to attend to the popular clamor.

The president of the Conaie, Leónidas Iza Salazar, highlighted the willingness of the indigenous movement to dialogue, but asked that this instance not be "to make fun of the Ecuadorian people."

For his part, the government minister, Francisco Jiménez, reiterated that the authorities do not accept the conditions imposed by the indigenous sector as a requirement to initiate dialogue, as a measure to seek solutions to the conflict.

"This is not the time to put more conditions, it is not the time to demand greater demands, it is the time to sit down and talk, we are on the tenth day of the strike," he added.

What is known

  • It is the eleventh day of protests in Ecuador and the sixth day in the country under the state of emergency decreed by President Guillermo Lasso.
  • The protests have been called by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie).
  • Conaie calls for the demilitarization of sectors of Quito and the repeal of the state of emergency to resume dialogue.
  • So far, four people have been reported dead, 90 injured and 87 detained.
  • 18 police officers are missing after an attack in the Amazon.

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