A road full of protesters armed with shields and holding wooden sticks

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Hundreds of protesters in Ecuador have clashed with safety forces within the capital, Quito.

The protests are led by indigenous teams demanding the top of austerity and the return of gasoline subsidies.

Demonstrators have been throwing do-it-yourself firebombs at riot police, who’ve responded with tear gasoline.

They’re demanding the resignation of President Lenín Moreno, who has moved his authorities to the coastal metropolis of Guayaquil.

These participating within the protests stormed parliament on Wednesday, waving flags and chanting slogans earlier than being pressured out by tear gasoline.

Mr Moreno declared a state of emergency final week. He mentioned he would resign “beneath no circumstance”, however was open to mediation via the United Nations or the Roman Catholic Church.

Two folks have misplaced their lives within the disturbances and dozens extra have been injured.

Protester running through the streets waving a red flag

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About seven protesters wearing hoods attempting to fire a homemade mortar during the clashes with police

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Demonstrators have been utilizing do-it-yourself firebombs and mortars to assault riot police, overlaying their faces to keep away from identification.

They’ve been throwing rocks, storming buildings and barricading roads, forcing the town into complete shut down.

Protesters carry a burning tyre down a road strewn with rocks

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Protesters running and waving red flags

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Riot police patrolled the streets on horseback in a bid to manage the violence.

However with hundreds of protesters converging on the town, Quito has seen nearly per week of riots.

About 10 police on horseback marching through the hilly streets of Quito

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A protester uses a plastic bottle as a gas mask

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One protester makes use of a plastic bottle as a gasoline masks to guard himself from tear gasoline

As the toughest hit by austerity and gasoline worth hikes, indigenous teams have been main the protest.

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Indigenous-led protests have toppled three presidents up to now few many years.

People holding flags and horns as they march through the streets

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