Ecuador protests erupt for sixth day over fuel subsidy cuts

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An overnight curfew is in place in Ecuador’s capital Quito in areas close to government buildings.

This follows a clash by thousands of protesters with security forces during a sixth day of violent demonstrations.

Many are furious after the government scrapped a 40-year-old fuel subsidy – as part of economic reforms linked to an IMF loan.

AL Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Quito.

Ecuador protests erupt for sixth day over fuel subsidy cuts

An overnight curfew is in place in Ecuador’s capital Quito in areas close to government buildings. This follows a clash by thousands of protesters with security forces during a sixth day of violent demonstrations. Many are furious after the government scrapped a 40-year-old fuel subsidy – as part of economic reforms linked to an IMF loan.

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