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Cameraman struck with stones while covering demonstration in Guayaquil

(IPYS/IFEX) - On the morning of 7 October 2008, Eduardo Molina, a cameraman for the Red Telesistema (RTS) television network, was struck with stones as he covered a confrontation between students at the Aguirre Abad School and police in Guayaquil, western Ecuador. The students were protesting because an expansion of their school that had been promised by the prefect of Guayas province, Nicolás Lapentti, has not yet been built. The police suppressed the demonstration using teargas.

This is the second time Molina has been assaulted while carrying out his work. In September, a government party supporter hit him and attempted to take his camera to stop him from filming a demonstration.

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