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Unions, indigenous people of Ecuador hold first protest against Lasso

Date: Aug 12, 2021

The United Front of Workers (FUT) and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) on Wednesday held the first protest against the government of conservative president Guillermo Lasso, who assumed power in May and inherited a country in crisis.

The demonstration of the largest labor union in Ecuador, 80 days after the new president took office, counted on the determined presence of the indigenous organization, which has called on the president to discard the policies of his predecessor, Lenín Moreno.

The march, which took place peacefully in Quito except for sporadic clashes between protesters and police, was called to demand the repeal of an executive decree inherited from Moreno that has caused a rise in fuel prices in recent months.

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