Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno says that he will not resign "under any circumstance" and continues with his government in Guayaquil.
Anti-government protesters parade captured police officers in the Ecuadorian capital Quito, which is de-facto under the control of protesters and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador. The officers were not harmed, though they were forced to address a large crowd calling on President Lenín Moreno to step down, which was broadcast live by several private broadcasters after being ordered to do so by indigenous leaders.
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno declares a state of emergency amid nationwide protests against a hike in fuel prices. The protests have crippled the country's transport network with all major roads and bridges blocked in the capital Quito.
WikiLeaks says that a high-level source within the government of Ecuador has informed them that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" and that Ecuador's government already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest. On April 2, 2019, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno accused WikiLeaks of leaking the INA Papers, a set of documents published in February 2019 which uncover the operations of INA Investment Corp, an offshore tax haven created by the brother of President Moreno and allegedly reveal government corruption.
A runoff presidential election, between former vice-president Lenín Moreno and former bank president Guillermo Lasso, is scheduled for Sunday, April 2 since no candidate gained at least 40 percent of the vote in Sunday's poll. With 95.3 percent of votes counted, Moreno received 39.21 percent of valid votes and Lasso had 28.34 percent.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Ecuador, near the town of Muisne. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues a tsunami alert for coastal areas of Ecuador and Colombia. At least 42 people are reported dead with deaths reported in the cities of Manta, Guayaquil and Portoviejo.