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Ecuador: Demonstrators clash with riot police in Guayaquil

Ecuador, Guayaquil
October 09, 2019 at 23:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Groups of demonstrators clashed with riot police in Guayaquil on Wednesday, amid protests gathered by different social organizations in rejection of the economic reforms ordered by President Lenin Moreno.

Footage shows the demonstrators confronting the police. Security personnel on motorcycles, riding horses, and the riot squad were deployed to dissolve the massive protest.

Ecuador finds itself plunged into a wave of protest and social discontent after the government decreed a series of economic adjustment measures, including the elimination of fuel subsidies, in agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to obtain million-dollar loans.

The reform program, popularly known as "Paquetazo" also involves reducing the salaries of public employees and increasing taxes for some companies.

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Groups of demonstrators clashed with riot police in Guayaquil on Wednesday, amid protests gathered by different social organizations in rejection of the economic reforms ordered by President Lenin Moreno.

Footage shows the demonstrators confronting the police. Security personnel on motorcycles, riding horses, and the riot squad were deployed to dissolve the massive protest.

Ecuador finds itself plunged into a wave of protest and social discontent after the government decreed a series of economic adjustment measures, including the elimination of fuel subsidies, in agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to obtain million-dollar loans.

The reform program, popularly known as "Paquetazo" also involves reducing the salaries of public employees and increasing taxes for some companies.

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