Ecuador president accuses Indigenous protesters of seeking coup

An indigenous woman waves an Ecuadorian flag while protesting against the government in Quito, Ecuador. – EPA pic, June 25, 2022.

ECUADORAN President Guillermo Lasso said yesterday that Indigenous people staging sometimes violent protests for the past 12 days are trying to overthrow him.

Shortly after he spoke, thousands of protesters throwing rocks and shooting off fireworks again clashed with police near the congress building in Quito. Police and soldiers repelled them with tear gas.

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