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Ecuador: Protesters face off with police in Quito

Ecuador, Quito
October 09, 2019 at 03:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police fired tear gas at protesters as demonstrations against the elimination of fuel subsidies announced by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno continued in Quito on Tuesday.

Footage shows protesters running and covering their faces to protect from tear gas fired at them by police. A fire on one of the streets occupied by the demonstrators.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno announced that his government would move from the capital Quito to Guayaquil due to mass demonstrations, which he blamed on ex-president Rafael Correa and his Venezuelan ally Nicolas Maduro during a speech from Guayaquil on Monday.

Ecuador has experienced five days of violent unrest over economic measures introduced by President Lenin Moreno, which proposes the elimination of the fuel subsidies, in place since the 1970s.

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Police fired tear gas at protesters as demonstrations against the elimination of fuel subsidies announced by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno continued in Quito on Tuesday.

Footage shows protesters running and covering their faces to protect from tear gas fired at them by police. A fire on one of the streets occupied by the demonstrators.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno announced that his government would move from the capital Quito to Guayaquil due to mass demonstrations, which he blamed on ex-president Rafael Correa and his Venezuelan ally Nicolas Maduro during a speech from Guayaquil on Monday.

Ecuador has experienced five days of violent unrest over economic measures introduced by President Lenin Moreno, which proposes the elimination of the fuel subsidies, in place since the 1970s.

Mandatory credit: TeleSUR

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