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8 Police Held Captive by Indigenous Protesters in Ecuador

8 Police Held Captive by Indigenous Protesters in Ecuador

Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:38 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Indigenous demonstrators in Ecuador are holding captive at least eight police officers following anti-government protests.

The uniformed officers on Thursday were brought onto a stage by protesters who are based at a cultural center in the capital, Quito.

Indigenous leader Jaime Vargas invited the captive police to join the anti-government campaign of the protesters.

Elsewhere in Quito, security forces are patrolling after a day of protests that included clashes with police.

Ecuador's indigenous groups are gathering for more protests against the removal of fuel subsidies, a step announced by President Lenín Moreno last week.

The announcement led to a sharp increase in fuel prices and unrest in many parts of the country. The discontent widened to include calls for the resignation of Moreno, who has refused to quit.

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Indigenous demonstrators in Ecuador are holding captive at least eight police officers following anti-government protests.The uniformed officers on Thursday were brought onto a stage by protesters who are based at a cultural center in the capital, Quito.Indigenous leader...
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Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:38 PM
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