Ecuador protesters break into Congress | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:57 PM, October 09, 2019

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Ecuador protesters break into Congress

Ecuadoran protesters broke into the country’s Congress building on Monday as demonstrations over a fuel hike introduced by President Lenin Moreno’s government intensified. Demonstrators, many of them indigenous men armed with sticks and whips, surged through a security cordon. They rushed into the meeting room and occupied the podium, but were soon evicted by security forces. Moreno subsequently ordered an overnight curfew to protect public buildings.

 

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