“Let’s give a shout out to those people in Ecuador that are standing up against what the IMF is doing to their economy and their people.”
U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have both sent messages of solidarity to the recent anti-IMF protests in Ecuador.
“Let’s give a shout out to those people in Ecuador that are standing up against what the IMF is doing to their economy and their people,” Jeremy Corbyn said.
Bernie Sanders also celebrated the movement in Ecuador. “I applaud Ecuador’s Indigenous-led grassroots movements who stood up to repression and blocked the IMF’s austerity agenda. Economic elites keep pushing austerity worldwide, making life unbearable for working people. The U.S. should stop supporting this,” Sanders tweeted.
The anti-austerity movement in Ecuador, led by Indigenous groups, succeeded in forcing the government to scrap decree 883 which withdrew fuel subsidies, and which protesters say would have triggered a huge rise in the cost of living.
This article originally appeared on teleSUR English.