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Ecuador: Protesters clash with police as anti-govt. demonstrations continue

Ecuador, Quito
October 10, 2019 at 03:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Quito on Wednesday, as anti-government demonstrations continued in the Ecuadorian capital.

Protesters with covered faces can be seen throwing several tear gas canisters back at police and over buildings. Footage shows one injured police officer being carried to a motorcycle and leaving the protest.

Ecuador finds itself plunged into a wave of protests amid 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 programme, popularly known as 'Paquetazo' also involves reducing the salaries of public-sector employees and increasing taxes for some companies.

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Police fired tear gas at protesters in Quito on Wednesday, as anti-government demonstrations continued in the Ecuadorian capital.

Protesters with covered faces can be seen throwing several tear gas canisters back at police and over buildings. Footage shows one injured police officer being carried to a motorcycle and leaving the protest.

Ecuador finds itself plunged into a wave of protests amid 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 programme, popularly known as 'Paquetazo' also involves reducing the salaries of public-sector employees and increasing taxes for some companies.

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