Ecuador: Protesting cops and soldiers seize airport

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September 30, 2010 18:16

 
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Ecuador — Hundreds of police and soldiers protesting a new law that cuts their benefits, seized the main airport in Ecuador's capital and shut off highway access to Quito on Thursday.

The rebellious police fired tear gas and burned tires after taking over bases in Quito, Guayaquil and other cities.The protests did not appear to threaten to topple the government and there were no immediate reports of injuries.



It was not immediately known whether flights were canceled.

The protesters were angered by a law passed by the Ecuadorian congress on Wednesday that would end the practice of giving members of Ecuador's military and police medals and bonuses with each promotion. It would also extend the usual period required for before a subsequent promotion from five to seven years.

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