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Ecuador Protesters Storm Parliament As Unrest Worsens

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:07 am
by Kefa
Ecuador protesters storm parliament as unrest worsens

Protesters have clashed with security forces inside Ecuador's heavily guarded parliament after days of unrest forced President Lenin Moreno to move the government out of the capital.

Demonstrators briefly burst through a police cordon before being driven back with tear gas, witnesses said.

Mr Moreno declared a state of emergency last week but has failed to end protests led by indigenous groups.

They are demanding an end to austerity and the return of fuel subsidies.

Petrol prices have soared by more than 100% since last Thursday when the subsidies were removed.
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