National strike in Ecuador: Fundamedios registers 62 aggressions against the press

"A group of demonstrators outside the Montebello market, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, attacked a team of journalists from the newspaper El Universo. They forced them to leave while covering a protest that had gathered some 300 people.

After aggressions and threats, the team had to leave and the photographer was asked to erase the images he had captured. One of the demonstrators was even holding a knife.

These incidents have not only happened in Guayaquil. The capital Quito has also registered intimidations to the press and even theft of their equipment."

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