Ecuador arrests rise to 477 during unrest

One America News Network 1 month ago

October 7, 2019

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador has arrested 477 people during unrest and protests since last week over President Lenin Moreno’s economic austerity measures, the government said on Monday.

Interior Minister Paula Romo told local Radio Quito that the detentions were for vandalism including the destruction of a dozen ambulances. Moreno has said he will not tolerate disorder nor will he overturn the elimination of fuel subsidies, as indigenous groups and others blocked roads for a fifth day running.

(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Catherine Evans)


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