Ecuador indigenous protests: Government of Ecuador denounces 18 missing policemen in indigenous protests | International

The Ecuadorian Defense Minister Patricio Carrilloreported on the consequences of an attack on a police station in the town of Puyoin the Amazon of that country by indigenous protesters.

According to the minister, 18 policemen are missingWhile others six were injured with severe traumas and with pellets, and others three were held by the indigenous.

Authorities noted that the crowd tried to burn down the police station with the officers inside and who also carried out looting and burning of public-private facilities such as the Bank of Guayaquil or the Red Cross.

Puyo It’s a five hour drive from Quito and it is an important place of concentration for the indigenous people of the Amazon region.

Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian capital continues to arrive indigenous movements Y farmers to demand that the government make a reduction in fuel prices and to impose fairer prices for farm products. This Wednesday is fulfilled 10 days of demonstrations and the possibility of a dialogue is evaluated.

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