2022 Ecuadorian protests

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2022 Ecuador unrest
National Strike (Paro Nacional)
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Date13 June 2022 (2022-06-13) – 30 June 2022 (2022-06-30)
Caused by
Goals
  • Price reductions
Methods
  • General strike
  • March on Quito
Parties to the civil conflict

Ecuador Opposition

Lead figures

Guillermo Lasso

Leonidas Iza

  • Senaida Yasacama
  • Gary Espinoza
  • Eustaquio Tuala
  • Marlon Vargas
Casualties
Death(s)5 protestors[1]
Injuries55–100 civilians
120+ police officers[1]
Arrested100+[1]

A series of protests against the economic policies of Ecuadorian president Guillermo Lasso, caused by increasing fuel and food prices, began on 13 June 2022. The protests are being led by Indigenous activists such as members of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE). The protests have been joined by students and workers.[2][3] Lasso declared a state of emergency and later extended it on 22 June.[4] The protests have caused food and fuel shortages as protestors have blocked exits and entries to the country's capital of Quito.[5] The protest ended on 30 June 2022 after a government deal was made.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ecuador: ya suman cinco los muertos en las protestas contra Guillermo Lasso y crecen los enfrentamientos en las calles". Infobae. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  2. Valencia, Alexandra (22 June 2022). "Ecuador indigenous groups condition talks on pullback of security forces". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-06-22 – via www.reuters.com.
  3. News, A. B. C. "Ecuador protests take increasingly violent turn in capital". ABC News. Retrieved 2022-06-22. {{cite web}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  4. "Ecuador Indigenous protesters arrive in Quito as president extends state of emergency". France 24. 21 June 2022. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  5. "Ecuador facing food and fuel shortages as country rocked by violent protests". The Guardian. 22 June 2022. Retrieved 2022-06-23.