At least 50 inmates died this Tuesday in a series of riots that occurred in three prisons in various cities in Ecuador, confirmed the National Police.
“Given the events that occurred today in the CRS of Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi, the Ecuadorian Police are managing their control. At the moment, Criminalistics reports more than 50 people deprived of liberty) deceased, “he said.
WE INFORM ????
Given the events that occurred today in CRS Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi @PoliceEcuador is managing the control of them. At the moment Criminalistics reports more than 50 deceased PLPs.
We will continue to inform … pic.twitter.com/OTbX3ziazU
– Ecuador Police (@PoliciaEcuador) February 23, 2021
Violence seized the prisons of the port of Guayaquil (south-west) and the Andean cities of Cuenca and Latacunga (both in the south), but hUntil now, the police did not specify if they have restored order in the establishments.
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The Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, attributed the riots to “criminal organizations” that are attacking simultaneously.
Criminal organizations carry out acts of simultaneous violence in several prisons in the country. The @PoliceEcuador in coordination with the Minister of Government, @ppazminoec, are acting to regain control of prisons in Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. https://t.co/9gdGoWTQHr
– Lenin Moreno (@Lenin) February 23, 2021