Fire And Salve: An Indigenous Revolution

Inside the protest that brought a country to its knees

Joshua Collins
Oct 14, 2019 · 6 min read
October 10th in Parque El Ejido, in Quito Ecuador. A protester faces off against State Officials (photo: Joshua Collins)

Quito, Ecuador — “Sometimes the violence gets out of hand.” says a shopkeeper who has endured 11 days of running battles between police and protesters in this city of 3 million.

“But I support the protests,” she continues. “The indigenous are fighting for us. They are taking…