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US News Curfew imposed in Ecuador amid violent anti-austerity protests

16:55  09 october  2019
16:55  09 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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a group of people on a train track with smoke coming out of it: An overnight curfew was imposed around key areas © Reuters An overnight curfew was imposed around key areas

A curfew has been imposed in Ecuador after the country's parliament was stormed by demonstrators during anti-government protests.

Violent protests against austerity measures have prompted the country's president to move his administration out of the capital, Quito.

The restrictions were put in place from 8pm to 5am each night around key state installations and government buildings as well as airports and oil refineries, which have become a target for protests over a sharp rise in fuel prices after ministers ended subsidies.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Demonstrators outside Ecuador's National Assembly, which was stormed on Monday © Reuters Demonstrators outside Ecuador's National Assembly, which was stormed on Monday

Earlier, protesters broke through police barriers, forcing their way into the National Assembly in Quito as demonstrations against the government's austerity measures turned increasingly violent.

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days of violent anti - austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti - austerity protests that have pushed his

The congress building was empty and police fired tear gas, forcing them to retreat.

a man wearing a hat: Protesters threw rocks during running battles with police © Reuters Protesters threw rocks during running battles with police President Lenin Moreno has temporarily moved government operations from the capital Quito to the port city of Guayaquil.

The disturbances, which started last week, began with transport workers before spreading to students and then to indigenous peoples.

Indigenous protesters occupied two water treatment plants in the city of Ambato, south of the capital, raising concern about supply to residents, according to municipal authorities.

a group of people wearing military uniforms: Mounted riot police tried to quell demonstrations near the Ecuadorian National Assembly © Getty Mounted riot police tried to quell demonstrations near the Ecuadorian National Assembly

A state of emergency was declared last week in response to the strife, allowing the government to curb some civil liberties as it tries to restore order.

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Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti - austerity protests that Speaking in Belgium, where he lives in self- imposed exile, Correa scoffed at the accusation. “They are such liars They say I am so powerful that with an

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti - austerity protests that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom many nations recognize as president, also accused Maduro of financing the protests in Ecuador .

The South American country of 17 million people has been paralysed by a lack of public transport and blockaded roads that are taking a toll on an already vulnerable economy.

As many as 165,000 barrels of oil, or nearly one-third of total production, could be lost each day if the unrest continues, state oil company, Petroecuador, warned.

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, the country's biggest indigenous group, accused Mr Moreno's government of failing to improve the welfare of Ecuador's "most vulnerable" people.

  Curfew imposed in Ecuador amid violent anti-austerity protests © Getty

The group made similar complaints about his predecessor, Rafael Correa, and indigenous protesters played a major role in the 2005 resignation of then-president, Lucio Gutierrez.

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QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti - austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests. Following tactics that have

Ecuador ’s president, Lenín Moreno, said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies. Images from Quito showed protesters hurling petrol bombs and stones, ransacking and vandalising public buildings as

"We have shown throughout Ecuador's history that indigenous peoples have the power to shut down the country when our rights are put at risk and power is abused," indigenous groups said in a statement.

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Responding to the crisis, the UK has updated its travel advice for Ecuador.

It said: "Protests across Ecuador since October 3 (have) caused nationwide disruption, with demonstrations and road blockages in many provinces," adding that another major demonstration is planned for Wednesday.

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