26 Jun 2022, 07:57

Ecuador's Lasso ends state of emergency over Indigenous protests

QUITO, June 26, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso lifted
on Saturday the state of emergency that was being enforced in the six
provinces most affected by Indigenous protests against his government,
according to a decree issued by the presidential headquarters.

The president ordered "the termination of the state of emergency due to
serious internal commotion in the provinces of Chimborazo, Tungurahua,
Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Pastaza and Imbabura," according to the document, which
came after 13 days of unrest and as Lasso was facing a no-confidence hearing
in the National Assembly.


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