Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

Protesters in Quito throw petrol bombs and ransack public buildings in fuel subsidy demonstrations

Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies.

Images from Quito showed protesters hurling petrol bombs and stones, ransacking and vandalising public buildings as well as clashing with the police in running battles late into the night.

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