Ecuador protests: The volunteers resupplying indigenous anti-government activists • FRANCE 24

For the past two weeks, members of Ecuador’s indigenous population has blocked roads and occupied oil wells to protest higher fuel prices and living costs. At least five people have died in the protests, and around 500 others have been injured. FRANCE 24 went to meet the volunteers supplying the protesters with food and clothes. “Many people don’t realise how poor people live, that’s why we came here to support our comrades fighting,” Eliza Sanchez, one of the volunteers, explained. “There’s lots of suppression, the government is shooting, some of us are dying. The government doesn’t want to take indigenous people into account, and we’re indigenous people.”
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