Army deployed in Ecuador as protests descend into violence

Demonstrators attack television station and national government buildings

President Lenín Moreno ordered the army onto the streets of Ecuador’s capital Quito after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attacking a television station, newspaper and the national auditor’s office.

Moreno said the military enforced curfew would begin at 3pm local time in response to violence in areas previously untouched by the protests. Masked protesters broke into the national auditor’s office and set it ablaze, sending black smoke billowing across the central Quito park and cultural complex that have been the epicentre of the protests.

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Source: The Guardian
Army deployed in Ecuador as protests descend into violence