2019 Ecuadorian protests
The Government of Ecuador, headed by President Lenín Moreno, moves to Guayaquil as the Carondelet Palace in Quito is taken over by protesters and chaos persists in the capital.
Sources: The Guardian
Sources: The Guardian
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