New road blocks are being staged daily, adding to the already existing ones that have brought most of the country to a halt over the last few weeks. Key areas in the Andes are now basically militarised and hundreds of local leaders have been detained. Nonetheless, the protests won't die.
Even communities at the coast are now joining into the nation-wide anti-imperialist mobilisations, despite being a region currently facing humanitarian disaster as hundreds of families have to be evacuated from their completely flooded communities - a situation which promises to turn into a health catastrophe as sanitary infrastructures are being washed away in areas that have suffered years of governmental neglect.
Mainstream media continues to spread such misinformation as that either Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez or a Basque NGO have funded the uprising which was initiated by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE).
Two people from Basque country are being accused of having organised (by themselves) the indigenous march of several hundred people from the province of Pastaza in the Amazon region toward Quito, and are possibly under threat of deportation.
In Quito, protest marches of thousands of people and violent repression are now a daily occurence, with hundreds of arrests and several dozens of people in hospitals, including one person in a coma. Food and clothes are being collected for the people continuously arriving on foot or by bus from the provinces.
More information in Spanish, as always on: http://ecuador.indymedia.org/ or http://www.conaie.org/