In the South American country Ecuador, a group of armed individuals stormed a TV station called TC Televisión during a live broadcast.
They frightened the studio workers, and employees, making them lie on the ground, and even threatened them with guns and explosives.
Fortunately, no one was killed, and the police quickly intervened, arresting 13 suspects who will face charges for their actions.
This attack happened amid a serious situation in Ecuador. The country’s President, Daniel Noboa, has declared a state of “internal armed conflict” due to a wave of violence, including prison disturbances and criminal gang activity.
President Noboa has also labeled more than 20 gangs as terrorist organizations, making them targets for military operations.
Ecuador is dealing with an increase in violence, particularly related to drug gangs vying for control of important routes used for drug trafficking. This violence has led to a rise in violent deaths in the country, reaching a concerning level.
The situation has prompted neighboring countries like Peru to declare an emergency along their borders with Ecuador to address the security challenges.
The recent attack on the TV station is just one example of the growing insecurity in Ecuador. Many citizens are concerned about their safety, and the government is taking measures to combat the violence.
President Noboa’s administration has also imposed a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to help maintain order and security.
Currently, Ecuador is facing a challenging time with increased violence and criminal activities. The recent attack on the TV station is a stark reminder of the security issues the country is grappling with.
The Ecuadorian government is taking steps to address the situation and restore peace, but it remains a complex issue that needs careful attention. We will continue to keep you updated on the situation regarding workers’ safety in Ecuador.