Ecuador emergency: Protesters infuriated by killings

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A large crowd in Ecuador has held a funeral for one of the protesters killed in days of violent demonstrations in the country.

At least five people have been killed in Ecuador following a week of violent protests.

President Lenin Moreno has imposed austerity measures and cut fuel subsidies which caused petrol prices to double overnight.

Protesters responded with a nationwide strike.

But Moreno who has moved government operations out of Quito since the protests began has said he will not step down.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Quito.

Ecuador emergency: Protesters infuriated by killings

A large crowd in Ecuador has held a funeral for one of the protesters killed in days of violent demonstrations in the country. At least five people have been killed in Ecuador following a week of violent protests. President Lenin Moreno has imposed austerity measures and cut fuel subsidies which caused petrol prices to double overnight.

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