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Police Utilize Riot Shields During General Strike; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Police Utilize Riot Shields During General Strike; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-14

A general strike by a broad coalition in Ecuador not-satisfied with President Rafael Correa has paralyzed the nation. Thousands of indigenous activists, unionists, environmentalists and members of the political opposition took part in the strike. Protesters criticized proposed constitutional changes that would let Correa run for office again, without calling for a public referendum on the matter. Refusal to consult Indigenous groups on mining and oil exploration on their traditional lands, a new labor code that is seen by many as constricting on freedom of association and protest, and increased taxes were also primary reasons for the strike

Source: Revolution News/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-30

Protesters Clash With Riot Police; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Protesters Clash With Riot Police; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-14

Featured above are protesters clashing with riot police in Quito during a nation-wide general strike against President Rafael Correa. Thousands of indigenous activists, unionists, environmentalists and members of the political opposition took part in the strike. Protesters criticized proposed constitutional changes that would let Correa run for office again, without calling for a public referendum on the matter. Refusal to consult Indigenous groups on mining and oil exploration on their traditional lands, a new labor code that is seen by many as constricting on freedom of association and protest, and increased taxes were also primary reasons for the strike

Source: Revolution News/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-30

Narco submarine seized in Ecuador, July 2010

Narco submarine seized in Ecuador, July 2010

Taken on 2010-07-02

'A fully-operational submarine built for the primary purpose of transporting multi-ton quantities of cocaine located near a tributary close to the Ecuador/Colombia border that was seized by the Ecuador Anti-Narcotics Police Forces and Ecuador Military authorities with the assistance of the DEA.'

Source: U.S. DEA

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-21