October 5, 2019 / 12:18 AM / 12 days ago

Ecuador transport unions suspend protests against cuts to fuel-subsidy

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean transport unions agreed on Friday to suspend protests against President Lenin Moreno’s scrapping of fuel-subsidies, a union spokesman said, after two days of unrest that halted transport nation-wide and resulted in almost 370 arrests.

“At this time, we announce an end to the halt of services,” said Abel Gomez, a leader of a group representing 11 transport unions.

Indigenous groups and other social movements said earlier they would continue protesting.

Reporting by Alexandra Valencia; Writing by Angus Berwick; Editing by Sandra Maler

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