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ECUADOR: Protests Heat Up in Quito, Moreno Government Leaves Capital City

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has announced his administration is leaving the capital city of Quito amid new protests. 

Protesters have been met with tear gas from police on the streets of Quito, as they came out against the Moreno government and “austerity cuts tied to a recently implemented IMF deal,” RT reports.

Police cracked down on mass protests last April, after the US-backed Moreno regime allowed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be illegally rendered by British abductors from its embassy. Those demonstrations were also met with violence from the Ecuadorian police including beatings, tear gas attacks, and the use of trained attack dogs against peaceful demonstrators.

A central focus of the protests for Ecuadorians has been the role of what critics have dubbed the “International Misery Fund,” or, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the austerity measures tied to its loan guarantees.

It has also been reported that Moreno has since relocated his administration to the city of Guayaquil, about 400 kilometers southwest of Quito.

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