Ecuador has extended a state of emergency imposed in the capital after the president was attacked by police in a day of protests that paralyzed the country in September.
Authorities extended the decree in Quito indefinitely Saturday, a day after it was scheduled to end. It mobilizes the military to be in charge of securing the country instead of the police.
The extension comes after President Rafael Correa was attacked by police on September 30. Troops rescued Correa in a dramatic shootout with officers at a hospital, where Correa said he was held for more than 10 hours. FULL STORY