Four dead in Ecuador's anti-government protests

Protesters are pictured marching in downtown Quito, Ecuador, on June 23. At least four people have died amid ongoing protests against the government of Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso.

At least four people have died amid ongoing protests against the government of Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, according to Ecuadorian authorities. Scores of police officers have been injured and more than 100 people have been arrested, authorities also said.

Thursday marks the eleventh day of protest in the country. The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), which has been leading the protests since June 13, is demanding that the government reduce fuel prices, address the problem of unemployment, regulate farm product prices, and fight crime, among other pleas.

Ana Maria Cañizares reported from Quito, Daniela Gonzalez-Roman in New York City, Jorge Engels in London and Karol Suarez in Mexico City.

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