This content is not available in your region

Indigenous communities lead anti-government protests in Ecuador

Access to the comments Comments
By Euronews
Indigenous communities lead anti-government protests in Ecuador

<p>Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Ecuador to protest the President’s moves to seek a fourth term.</p> <p>Indigenous demonstrators blocked roads in six of 24 provinces, while others made the 800km trek to the capital Quito calling for a general strike alongside trade unions.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ecuador?src=hash">#Ecuador</a>: Earlier in Quito, major protest nearly paralyzed city. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ParoNacional?src=hash">#ParoNacional</a> <a href="http://t.co/jOr5cnCSUZ">pic.twitter.com/jOr5cnCSUZ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/EscobarEC"><code>EscobarEC</a> has incredible photos.</p>&mdash; reported.ly (</code>reportedly) <a href="https://twitter.com/reportedly/status/631994629559156736">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Previous supporters of Rafael Correa, the indigenous peoples say he has failed to deliver on promises of social programmes and income inequality.</p> <p>They also criticised his proposed constitutional reforms which they believe would allow him to stand for reelection indefinitely.</p> <p>Government supporters surrounded the presidential offices to block what Correa said could become a coup attempt as protesters clashed with police in the capital.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ecuador?src=hash">#Ecuador</a>: More images from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Quito?src=hash">#Quito</a> during clashes with police today during national strike. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ParoNacional?src=hash">#ParoNacional</a> <a href="http://t.co/E214wLddhR">pic.twitter.com/E214wLddhR</a></p>— ѕyndιcalιѕт (@syndicalisms) <a href="https://twitter.com/syndicalisms/status/631974044687040517">August 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Discontent has been rising as the oil-producing country experiences an economic slowdown, in part triggered by the fall in crude prices.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ecuador?src=hash">#Ecuador</a>: Tomorrow mobilizations continue, say strike leaders, demanding detainees be released. Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/CEDOCUT"><code>CEDOCUT</a> <a href="http://t.co/JZLBFReNQt">pic.twitter.com/JZLBFReNQt</a></p>&mdash; ѕyndιcalιѕт (</code>syndicalisms) <a href="https://twitter.com/syndicalisms/status/632025516078444544">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>