State of Emergency Declared in Ecuador Amid Mass Protests | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

State of Emergency Declared in Ecuador Amid Mass Protests

Earlier, demonstrators took to the streets of Ecuador's major cities, blocking major roads in Quito and Guayaquil to protest the scrapping of fuel subsidies, part of the government's austerity measures aimed at reducing the fiscal budget.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency in the country on Thursday amid nationwide protests which have paralysed much of the Latin American country's transport infrastructure, saying that his decisions to introduce austerity measures and slash subsidies "were firm," and that the state of emergency was aimed at reigning in "those who intend to cause chaos."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In all the countries where we are seeing this happening, the fault is never the fault of the people being penalized, but they understand that they will be the ones punished, and not the people who originally gouged the country; austerity is rarely the fault of the people who are suffering the most.

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