Thursday, September 30, 2010

President Of Ecuador Claims Coup D'Etat As National Police Go On Strike. State Of Emergency Declared

Police Launch Massive Protest In Ecuador -- Wall Street Journal

QUITO—Members of Ecuador's national police and air force Thursday launched a massive strike against the government of President Rafael Correa.

The heated protests started after the Correa administration went ahead with overhauls that will cut benefits and affect decorations that increase remuneration for the police and military.

Police officials burned tires in the streets and protested against the government, while air force officials shut down the airport in Quito. The army has said it supports President Correa.

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More News On The Unrest In Ecuador

Ecuador declares state of emergency amid 'coup attempt' -- BBC
Ecuador's president, claiming coup attempt, 'won't relent' -- CNN
Protesting police throw Ecuador into chaos -- AP
Correa Claims Ecuador Coup Attempt After Scuffling With Police -- Bloomberg
Ecuador in turmoil as president denounces 'coup attempt' -- AFP
President attacked in Ecuador unrest -- Reuters
Ecuador thrown into chaos as police and troops take over airport -- The Guardian
Ecuador President injured in ‘coup’ -- The Telegraph
Peru's Garcia says to shut Ecuador border due unrest -- Reuters
US watches Ecuador events closely -- AFP

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