October 13, 2019 / 5:57 PM / 4 months ago

Ecuador's military partially lifts curfew in Quito ahead of talks

QUITO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Ecuador’s military announced it was partially lifting a curfew on the highland capital of Quito until 8 p.m. Sunday (0100 GMT Monday) but said it would continue to restrict movement in parts of the city’s northern district.

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces added in a statement that it would ensure the safety of indigenous leaders who will take part in the first round of talks with the government scheduled for 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Sunday.

A day earlier, the chief indigenous group that has mobilized thousands of protesters against President Lenin Moreno’s cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to talks with him to end more than a week of unrest, even as it vowed to continue demonstrations in defiance of the curfew. (Reporting By Alexandra Valencia; Writing By Mitra Taj; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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