WORLD Ecuador's Moreno orders curfew, militarization in Quito

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Ecuador's Moreno orders curfew, militarization in Quito

Xinhua

05:31, October 13, 2019

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QUITO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno declared on Saturday curfew and militarization of the Metropolitan District of Quito, ten days after continuous violent anti-government protests in the South American country's capital.

"I have ordered the curfew and the militarization of the Metropolitan District of Quito. It will take effect from 3:00 p.m. (2000 GMT)," Moreno announced on Twitter.

"This will facilitate the police action against the intolerable excesses of violence," he added. 

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