Hell Breaks Loose in Guyaquil, Ecuador

This compilation of bystander/civilian-provided footage shows the chaos overtaking Guyaquil, Ecuador in response to its government designating at least 24 of its top criminal organizations as terrorist entities.


These organizations took this about as well as one would expect, and expressed this dissatisfaction by taking hostages, seizing news stations and prisons, and carrying out revenge killings. The government has declared a State of Emergency for the next 60 days as it essentially prosecutes open war on the gangs. Some of this activity is shown here, including both the police/military response, criminals armed with RPGs and civilians caught in the middle as vehicles and buildings burn down around them.


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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

Published 4 months ago

This compilation of bystander/civilian-provided footage shows the chaos overtaking Guyaquil, Ecuador in response to its government designating at least 24 of its top criminal organizations as terrorist entities.


These organizations took this about as well as one would expect, and expressed this dissatisfaction by taking hostages, seizing news stations and prisons, and carrying out revenge killings. The government has declared a State of Emergency for the next 60 days as it essentially prosecutes open war on the gangs. Some of this activity is shown here, including both the police/military response, criminals armed with RPGs and civilians caught in the middle as vehicles and buildings burn down around them.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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