Ecuador Declares State of Emergency Amid 'Coup Attempt'Quicklink submitted by Margaret Bassett Permalink
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|Mr Correa was forced to flee a protest when tear gas was fired
A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa accused the opposition and security forces of a coup attempt.
Meanwhile, about 300 air force personnel and soldiers have taken control of the runway at Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport, causing flights to be grounded.
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