Ecuador: Quito protesters set government building on fire

12 октября 2019 г. 20:19

Anti-government protesters threw petrol bombs at the headquarters of the comptroller general in Quito on Saturday, with at least 30 demonstrators reportedly arrested at the site . Footage shows the area covered in smoke and some protesters on top of the building. According to reports, furniture and documents were destroyed. Earlier on Saturday Ecuador President Lenin Moreno ordered a military-backed curfew in and around the capital Quito. Ecuador has plunged into a wave of protests amid social discontent over economic adjustment measures, including the elimination of fuel subsidies, in agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to obtain million-dollar loans.

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