(CNN)At least four people died in ongoing protests against the government of President Gillermo of EcuadorLasso, according to Ecuadorian authorities. Dozens of police officers were injured and more than 100 were arrested, officials said.
Thursday is the 11th day of national protests. The Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples' Federation (Konaier), which has been leading protests since June 13, is calling on the government to lower fuel prices, tackle unemployment, regulate agricultural prices, and fight crime.
Ecuadorian national police said Tuesday that the state of Pastaza in the Amazon region had died "as a result of dealing with explosive devices."
Police have stated that these materials have not been used by the military to maintain public order and are "even less in peaceful marches and demonstrations." Authorities said the case was investigated by judicial authorities and provided assistance in uncovering all violent cases.
On Tuesday, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health said two people died last Sunday due to a disability when an ambulance was thwarted by a protest.
On Monday, police said a person who had fallen from a canyon in northern Kito had died. Death was associated with protest.
According to Ecuadorian national police, at least 120 police officers have been seriously injured since the start of the protest on June 13.
Protesters oppose President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies Thursday, Quito, Ecuador Requested a reduction in fuel prices in downtown. June 23, 2022.
President Lasso's government has called for several open dialogues since the start of the protests. In a video address posted on Twitter on Monday, Lasso has listened to "the needs of the most vulnerable people" by focusing on demands such as healthcare, intercultural education, and debt tolerance. I am saying.
In a statement released yesterday, they accused government communications of containing "a story of ridicule, lies, and racist colonialism" against indigenous peoples.