Eva Golinger via Twitter said that Ecuadorian President Correa was attacked by police with tear gas. He has left the hospital and is back in the presidential palace addressing the nation live on Telasur.
Hundreds of police took over military barracks protesting Correa, CNN is falsely reporting thousands, airports are closed; He has the support of the military and people are rallying at the presidential palace to support Correa.
Notice the political analysts in this report:
- Members of Ecuador’s national police and members of the air force on Thursday started protests and went on strike against the government of President Rafael Correa.
The heated protests started after the Correa administration went ahead with reforms that will cut benefits and affect decorations that increase remuneration for the police and military.
Police officials burned tires in the streets and protested against the government, while air force officials shut down the airport in Quito. The army has said it supports Correa.
The protests have spread to other parts of Ecuador, and now include other public sector workers affected by the new legislation. Reports said that students have also started to protest.
Political analysts said the protests are creating a serious political challenge for the Correa administration, especially as the military and police remain powerful political constituencies in the Andean nation.
Radio Quito reported that banks and other businesses in Ecuador were closing due to a lack of security. Various bank robberies have taken place in the southern city of Guayaquil.
Guards at the nation’s Congress refused to open the doors to lawmakers who wanted to enter the national assembly.
The protests come, according to political analysts, as opposition legislators in the Congress have been meeting to try to force Correa to call early elections.
A police official, who didn’t want to be identified, said 40,000 police officers are protesting across the nation. He added that 35,000 members of the military are supporting the protests.
The national police started a large protest at a police barracks in the capital on Thursday to protest the government’s policies….
This comes on the heels of CIA/NED meddling in the election of President Chavez of Venezuela two days ago. It’s likely they are involved here, but it’s not evident yet. Here’s a pic of one of their officials/advisors signing into the hotel in Venezuela.
CIA/NED color revolutions follow a familiar pattern. Even before the election ends, opposition groups start agitating about election theft, especially if they are expected to lose.
Socialism and democracy is under attack by Obama’s State Dept.
UPDATE: Correa is stuck in the police hospital and cannot exit. Journalists cannot get in and have been attacked twice by the police.
Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010
Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460
Washington, D.C. – There are currently reports of a possible attempted coup d’etat underway in Ecuador. There have been violent protests by police and some elements of the military, reports that President Correa has been injured, and reports that the air force has closed down a number of airports.
The Organization of American States will convene an emergency meeting at 2:30 Eastern Standard Time in Washington D.C., to consider the situation.
Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center For Economic and Policy Research, called upon President Obama to state unequivocally that the United States will not recognize any government other than the democratically elected government of President Rafael Correa.
Weisbrot noted that the White House statement of June 28, 2009, in response to the military coup in Honduras, did not make any such assertion, and in fact did not even condemn the coup.
"These types of statements are very important, in that the people who are trying to overthrow a democratic government are looking for signs of whether a coup government will be recognized by the United States. The first White House statement last year in response to the Honduran military coup sent the wrong signal at a crucial moment."
At the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad in April 2009, President Obama stated: "I just want to make absolutely clear that I am absolutely opposed and condemn any efforts at violent overthrows of democratically elected governments, wherever it happens in the hemisphere.
"This is an important time for President Obama to live up to this commitment," said Weisbrot.