On Thursday thousands of Ecuadoreans marched in Quito to protest against the political persecution of former president Rafael Correa and the current government's "betrayal" of the political platform that gave him the 2017 presidential victory.
Lenin Moreno's government promoted a law that establishes tax breaks for businesses and foreign investors, and fiscal austerity that threatens social services.
“Forbidden to turn right. Don’t screw your country!” Most recently, Moreno has turned his back on Unasur and its project for sovereign regional integration.
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“Against inequality as a national project. No #Trole3 #BITs #FTA.” Many reject the president’s urge to sign a trade agreement with the U.S.
Protesters reject a court order for preventive prison against Correa arguing there is no proof of his involvement in an alleged kidnapping attempt in 2012.
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“Get out delinquents disguised as leaders who forgive the wealthy’s debt and strangle the people.”
"Press. You will not deceive us again, TODAY you occupy power with political hate to quench your thirst for revenge."
A small group of protesters attempted to bypass a police blockade that kept them from reaching Carondelet, Ecuador's presidential palace.
10 people were detained before and during the protest.
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