Ecuador prisoners protest on rooftop

Cuenca (Ecuador) (AFP) – Inmates at Ecuador’s Turi prison are seen standing on the facility’s rooftop and inside a guard post as they protest. According to the country’s prison administration body, they are demanding a mass transfer and have threatened to hold guards to pressurize authorities. Violence has risen in Ecuador’s prison system, with gangs linked to Mexican and Colombian drug cartels using them as centres of operation as the country has become a hub for cocaine exports to Europe and the United States.


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