The Army of Ecuador lifts the curfew imposed in Quito for eight hours


The Joint Command of the Armed Forces has announced the temporary suspension of the curfew imposed in the city of Quito between 11.30 and 20.00 on Sunday, October 13.

The neighbors now have this margin to move and reach their homes, since many have been isolated by the cuts of roads in the Ecuadorian capital imposed by both the armed forces and by protesters who have protested against the “for more than a week.” “economic package imposed by the president, Lenín Moreno, after an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Army of Ecuador lifts the curfew imposed in Quito for eight hours
The Army of Ecuador lifts the curfew imposed in Quito for eight hours

However, the Army has warned that the total traffic restriction will be maintained in several areas of Quito: north from Colon Avenue; by the west from the avenue 10 of August;
on the south, Alameda, Luis Sodiro street; by the east, avenues 12 de Octubre and Gran Colombia.

In addition, the passage through 12 de Octubre avenues and Gran Colombia will be enabled for the representatives who will participate in the dialogue table with President Moreno.

“From 20.00 the restriction will be in force again in the Metropolitan District of Quito and the surrounding valleys,” concludes the Army's note.

This Sunday, tenth day of protests against President Lenín Moreno, protesters have returned to the streets in Quito in an atmosphere of expectation before the celebration this Sunday of a meeting between the Government and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE ), promoter of the protests.

In more concrete terms, both CONAIE and President Moreno have pledged to revise decree 883, which eliminated the gasoline subsidy, to respond to the agreement reached with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on an injection of 4.2 billion dollars for the country.

After the announcement, CONAIE has asked the Armed Forces, the Episcopal Conference, the UN and other institutions, guarantees and vigilance for dialogue.

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