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12:00 AM, October 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:49 AM, October 14, 2019

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Ecuador president orders curfew in Quito

Ecuador President Lenin Moreno on Saturday ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas placed under curfew and military control, as an 11th day of deadly protests against government austerity measures roiled the city. The order would “facilitate the work of public forces against intolerable outbreaks of violence,” he announced on Twitter, as clouds of smoke hung over the city. Demonstrators on Saturday ransacked and set fire to the building housing the comptroller general’s office.

 

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