President Lenín Moreno decreed this noon the state of emergency in Ecuador to allow free mobility of citizens before protests generated by carriers.
With this decision, the government can take the military to the streets to avoid excesses. Moreno reiterated that there is openness to dialogue, but that it will not allow chaos, because the groups that create pockets of violence are perfectly identified as they intend to destabilize the government.
The measures remain firm. There is not the slightest possibility of changing those measures related to that perverse subsidy that caused damage to the country. It is not possible to remain in this distortion that caused a serious deterioration to the national economy, the president said.
Moreno said it is necessary to maintain that decision to control those who intend to impose chaos to get something. “That time is over, we must abandon that custom that is to try to impose criteria with vandalism,” said the president in brief statements once the cabinet concluded with the ministers of the regime.