Protests persist in Quito

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Protesters face the police during protests with indigenous presence in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds of warriors from the Ecuadorian Amazon joined the protests of indigenous people in Quito against the government’s economic measures.

Protesters have also released 10 police officers who were taken hostage amid violent demonstrations triggered by austerity measures.

Indigenous demonstrators paraded the officers, including one woman, on a stage in Quito before a crowd.

President Lenín Moreno was forced to move the government out of the capital.

The protesters, led by indigenous groups, are demanding the return of fuel subsidies, scrapped by the government last week. Some have called for the resignation of the president, who has declared a two-month national emergency.




Photo: EPA-EFE/Paolo Aguilar

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