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ONTD_Political's PotD: October 4, 2010.



An intense photospam of recent political unrest/coup attempt in Ecuador.


Ecuador's air force troops block the runway at the airport Mariscal Sucre in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. Air force troops shut down the airport as hundreds of police [protested] a new law that cuts their benefits plunged the nation into chaos on Thursday, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike.

(AP Photo | Dolores Ochoa)






Riot policemen block the emergency exit of the Police Hospital at the Regimiento Quito barracks in Quito on September 30, 2010. Ecuadorean Air Force troops on Thursday took over Quito's airport and police occupied a regimental barracks in protest for a Congress-approved law cutting benefits for police and army personnel. Ecuador's commander-in-chief, General Ernesto Gonzalez, expressed his support to President Correa.

(RODRIGO BUENDIA | AFP/Getty Images)


















Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, speaks to a demonstrator during a protest of police officers and soldiers against a new law that cuts their benefits at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.

(AP Photo | Dolores Ochoa)












With a gas mask on his head, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, center, gestures as he runs away from tear gas during a protest of police officers and soldiers against a new law that cuts their benefits at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. There were no reports of serious violence against the government, but Correa was hospitalized due to the effects of tear gas after being shouted down and pelted with water as he tried to speak with a group of police protesters.

(AP Photo | Dolores Ochoa)















Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa (C), is taken away from the Regimiento Quito barracks after being overcome by tear gas thrown by the police seizing the unit barracks, in Quito, September 30, 2010.

(RODRIGO BUENDIA | AFP/Getty Images)




Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is taken on a gurney to the police hospital after being overcome by tear gas thrown by the police seizing the Regimiento Quito barracks, in Quito, September 30, 2010.

(RODRIGO BUENDIA | AFP/Getty Images)









Supporters of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa protest against rebellious police outside the hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is located in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010.

(AP Photo | Patricio Realpe)












A woman protests against rebellious police as she holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Those who are armed can never talk" outside the hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is located in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The government declared a state of siege Thursday after rebellious police, angered by a law that cuts their benefits, shut down airports and blocked highways in a nationwide strike.

(AP Photo | Patricio Realpe)












(L-R) Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, UNASUR general secretary Nestor Kirchner, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Peruvian President Alan Garcia, pose for a family picture before the beginning of an extraordinary UNASUR summit in support of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in Buenos Aires on October 1, 2010.

(JUAN MABROMATA | AFP/Getty Images)



Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures as he leaves the San Martin Palace after taking part in the South American Union, UNASUR, extraordinary summit in support of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in Buenos Aires on October 1, 2010. South American heads of state denounced a police rebellion in Ecuador as an "attempted coup" and called for those behind it to be tried and punished.

(ALEJANDRO PAGNI | AFP/Getty Images)









Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks to the press in the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, late Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The army rescued Correa from a hospital where he had been trapped by rebellious police for more than 12 hours while he was being treated for tear-gas fired by hundreds of police angry over a law that they claim would cut their benefits.

(AP Photo | Patricio Realpe)



An injured police officer, front, lies in the emergency room at the police hospital as the body of another officer lies covered with an Ecuadorian flag in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The two officers were injured and killed apparently during protests by insurgent police angered by a new law that they claim would cut their benefits and clashes with supporters of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa.

(AP Photo | Dolores Ochoa)









Members of an Ecuadorean elite police special operations unit carry the coffin of their colleague Froilan Jimenez, killed by friendly fire during the operation to rescue Ecuador's President Rafael Correa from the National Police Hospital, during his funeral service at the Group Intervention and Rescue (GIR) police unit in Quito, on October 1, 2010. Correa was back at work Friday under tight security after loyalist troops rescued him from a police mutiny in a day of gunfire and street clashes that left four dead.

(EITAN ABRAMOVICH | AFP/Getty Images)






Soldiers guard the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Ecuador is under a state of siege, with the military in charge of public order, after soldiers rescued Ecuador's President Rafael Correa from a hospital where he'd been surrounded by police who roughed him up and tear-gassed him earlier. The banner reads in Spanish "The revolution of the citizens is running."

(AP Photo | Patricio Realpe)





Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, comforts a relative of Juan Pablo Bolanos, a student killed during the Thursday police revolt, at his funeral service in Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. The Ecuadorean leader called the police revolt, which caused at least four deaths, injured nearly 200 people and briefly paralyzed this Andean nation, a coup attempt.

(AP Photo | Dolores Ochoa)




Ecuadorean soldiers stand guard at Independence square in downtown Quito on October 3, 2010. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa declared victory over rebel security forces behind a mutiny he claims sought to kill him as he urged the public to support loyal police.

(EITAN ABRAMOVICH | AFP/Getty Images)


Source: "Chaos in Ecuador" | Pixcetera.com
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