Clashes at protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike

MACHACHI, ECUADOR (AFP) – Protesters clashed with Ecuadoran forces on Monday as they marched toward the capital to demonstrate against soaring fuel prices, with the government announcing three oil facilities had been seized, slashing production by 12 per cent. Riot police and the military used tear gas to try to disperse marchers in the town of Machachi on the outskirts of Quito after they blocked roads with burning tires and barricades ahead of a protest set for today. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin