Clashes at protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike, oil facilities seized
More than 20,000 indigenous people are expected to join the demonstration.
Copy URLPeasants and indigenous people arrive at Santo Domingo square in Quito, Ecuador, following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices sparked by authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. – AFP pic, October 8, 2019.PROTESTERS clashed with Ecuadoran forces as they marched toward the capital to demonstrate against soaring fuel prices, with the government announcing the occupation of oil facilities had slashed production by 12%.
Riot police and the military used tear gas to try to disperse marchers in the town of Machachi on the outskirts of Quito after they blocked roads with burning tires and barricades ahead of a protest set for tomorrow. Read more: TheMalaysianInsight »
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