Protesters armed with spears clash with police in Ecuador

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Dozens of indigenous protesters armed with spears and lances fought with police at the Provincial Department of Education in the Amazonian town of Macas, Wednesday. The protesters were angry with the President of Ecuador Rafael Correa's decision to begin oil drilling and mining in their tribes’ territories without consulting them. According to the Interior Ministry of Ecuador, eight police officers were injured during the fight.