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President of Ecuador affirms having regained control over prison

Quito, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, reported that the Guayaquil Regional Prison is now back under control of the authorities after riots broke out on Wednesday night.

“I appreciate the bravery of the security bloc, which neutralized the revolt before a possible escalation in a professional, urgent and large-scale operation deployed by law enforcement,” the president said on social networks.

The head of state assured that “his commitment is to deliver the democratic mechanisms necessary to restore peace and guarantee the continuity of this fight.”

The National Service for Comprehensive Attention to Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) previously indicated that they had activated all the security protocols designed to neutralize the situation.

Based on the entity’s statement, the events in the Guayaquil penitentiary were the result of an internal revolt by a group of prisoners.

At the moment, there is no information on injuries, fatalities or agents held hostage by the mutinous prisoners.

The riot at the prison broke out Wednesday night. Videos on social networks showed fires in cells while shots could be heard.

Videos filmed by the inmates themselves show the burning of objects, while they say they are “tired of the abuses” of the soldiers.

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