Ecuador bracing for opposition marches, President warns of violent protests

Posted on March 15, 2016 • Filed under: Conflicts, Ecuador, Politics

Previous demonstrations by opposition groups have broken out in violence as protesters and police clashed. reported Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa warned Monday that the country could witness another round of violent protests this week as opposition groups announced that they will take to the streets once again.

Opposition organizations, including the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, have called for another round of protests against the government this coming Thursday.

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President Correa took to social media to warn the country that some groups would likely employ violence during their demonstrations.

“They don’t know how to do politics differently. This is their ‘genius’ strategy in order to ‘impede’ us from governing and recover spaces where they once exercised power. They will not succeed,” wrote Correa on his official Facebook account. Read Article


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