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Chaotic scenes come in from Ecuador’s Quito, where protesters took to streets en masse over.
Guest posted a topic in TopicsEcuador's President Lenín Moreno has said he will "not negotiate with criminals" after a second day of protests over cuts to fuel subsidies. Mr Moreno said he would not reverse his decision to scrap fuel subsides, which have been in place for four decades. Chairing a cabinet meeting, the president said he would not bow to the demands of "criminals". Angered by the rising cost of fuel, protesters have taken to the streets across the country. Data on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked Ecuador's parliament rejects easing law in rape cases Ecuador 'allows US military to use Galapagos island airfield' On Thursday, when the cuts came into effect, protesters blocked roads across the county, bringing transport to a standstill. In response, a 60-day state of emergency was declared by Mr Moreno, who said he would not allow protesters to "impose chaos". More protests were held on Friday in Quito, the capital, and the city of Guayaquil, where roads were strewn with makeshift barricades and burning tyres. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49942390