The authorities of Ecuador lifted the state of emergency in the country, as well as curfew in the capital of Quito, imposed after the start of mass protests in early October.
Earlier it was reported that the authorities and the opposition in Ecuador agreed to immediately end the confrontation. Following talks with leaders of the Confederation of Indian Peoples and the protest movement, President Lenin Moreno announced the need for an early revision of the decree abolishing fuel subsidies.
“The commander of the ground forces, General Roque Moreira, announced the end of the state of emergency and, accordingly, the curfew”, – the statement said.
Protests in Ecuador continues from early October. Their catalyzer was the abolition of state subsidies for fuel and economic reforms. Protesters blocked roads, oil fields and access to Quito airport, disrupted the work of many enterprises, took police officers hostage. According to the Indian movement, more than a thousand people were detained, two thousand were injured, a hundred people went missing, more than ten died. The President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, declared a state of emergency and moved his headquarters from the capital to the city of Guayaquil.