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Protests in Ecuador intensify

A protester gestures in front of a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022.  REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A protester gestures in front of a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22,...more

A protester gestures in front of a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Protesters march through the Santo Domingo Plaza to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters march through the Santo Domingo Plaza to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22. REUTERS/Santiago...more

Protesters march through the Santo Domingo Plaza to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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People on a motorcycle drive around a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People on a motorcycle drive around a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June...more

People on a motorcycle drive around a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A police officer walks past a partially cleared roadblock set by protesters during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A police officer walks past a partially cleared roadblock set by protesters during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22,...more

A police officer walks past a partially cleared roadblock set by protesters during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A protester receives medical attention during a confrontation with security forces in a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso to address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester receives medical attention during a confrontation with security forces in a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso to address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across...more

A protester receives medical attention during a confrontation with security forces in a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso to address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester reacts in front of a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A protester reacts in front of a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A protester reacts in front of a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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An injured protester is seen after clashing with police officers during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

An injured protester is seen after clashing with police officers during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in...more

An injured protester is seen after clashing with police officers during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Security forces stand guard as protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Security forces stand guard as protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022....more

Security forces stand guard as protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester speaks with a bullhorn as people gather to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester speaks with a bullhorn as people gather to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022....more

A protester speaks with a bullhorn as people gather to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A man runs away from tear gas during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A man runs away from tear gas during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022....more

A man runs away from tear gas during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester is seen with a treatment for tear gas following a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester is seen with a treatment for tear gas following a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester is seen with a treatment for tear gas following a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Traffic is stopped behind a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Traffic is stopped behind a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022....more

Traffic is stopped behind a burning roadblock on a highway to Guayaquil during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Limonal, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Security forces stand guard behind a barricade as protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Security forces stand guard behind a barricade as protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22,...more

Security forces stand guard behind a barricade as protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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Protesters playing music march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters playing music march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters playing music march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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Traffic is held up behind a partially cleared roadblock set by protesters during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Traffic is held up behind a partially cleared roadblock set by protesters during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022....more

Traffic is held up behind a partially cleared roadblock set by protesters during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Protesters stand in front of a burning road blockade during a march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters stand in front of a burning road blockade during a march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June...more

Protesters stand in front of a burning road blockade during a march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters march to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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The central headquarters of the National Police is seen damaged after protests to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, Puyo, Ecuador in this still image obtained from a social media video. Video recorded June 22, 2022.  Radio Mokawa 93.9 FM/via REUTERS

The central headquarters of the National Police is seen damaged after protests to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, Puyo, Ecuador...more

The central headquarters of the National Police is seen damaged after protests to demand President Guillermo Lasso address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, Puyo, Ecuador in this still image obtained from a social media video. Video recorded June 22, 2022. Radio Mokawa 93.9 FM/via REUTERS
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The remnants of a roadblock set by protesters are cleared during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

The remnants of a roadblock set by protesters are cleared during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente...more

The remnants of a roadblock set by protesters are cleared during continuing demonstrations against the government of President Guillermo Lasso due to price increases for fuel, food and other basics, in Petrillo, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People protect themselves from clashes inside a store during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso to address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

People protect themselves from clashes inside a store during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso to address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito,...more

People protect themselves from clashes inside a store during a demonstration to demand President Guillermo Lasso to address price increases for fuel, food and other basics which have ignited 10 days of demonstrations across the country, in Quito, Ecuador June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester moves a burning tire during a demonstration after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Karen Toro

A protester moves a burning tire during a demonstration after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21,...more

A protester moves a burning tire during a demonstration after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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A protester holds a tear gas canister during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester holds a tear gas canister during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester holds a tear gas canister during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester picks up a tear gas canister fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester picks up a tear gas canister fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester picks up a tear gas canister fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. ...more

Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester is seen behind a shield during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester is seen behind a shield during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester is seen behind a shield during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester receives medical attention while overwhelmed by tear gas fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester receives medical attention while overwhelmed by tear gas fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester receives medical attention while overwhelmed by tear gas fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester throws a tear gas canister fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester throws a tear gas canister fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester throws a tear gas canister fired by security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester stands next to a burning road blockade, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester stands next to a burning road blockade, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester stands next to a burning road blockade, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester faces security personnel after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester faces security personnel after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago...more

A protester faces security personnel after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Protesters gather near a burning road blockade after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters gather near a burning road blockade after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022....more

Protesters gather near a burning road blockade after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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A protester covers his face against tear gas during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester covers his face against tear gas during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester covers his face against tear gas during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Protesters cheer during a demonstration after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Protesters cheer during a demonstration after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen...more

Protesters cheer during a demonstration after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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A protester runs during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester runs during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester runs during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Protesters run during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters run during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters run during a confrontation with security personnel, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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A protester inhales herbs to counteract the effects of tear gas, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. 
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A protester inhales herbs to counteract the effects of tear gas, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

A protester inhales herbs to counteract the effects of tear gas, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Protesters walk near a burning road blockade, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters walk near a burning road blockade, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Protesters walk near a burning road blockade, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022....more

Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro

Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022....more

Indigenous protesters gather on the street after Ecuador's armed forces warned they would not allow ongoing protests against President Guillermo Lasso's economic policies to damage the country's democracy, in Quito, Ecuador June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro
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