Chaos Erupts in Ecuador as Nation’s Leader Flees Capital

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Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, who is best known for turning in Wikileaks founder Julian Assange over to UK authorities after photos were leaked of his expensive lifestyle, fled the country’s capital Monday night.

According to reports, the protests came as a response to the government’s oil price hike. The response warranted a state of emergency that was declared soon after Ecuador left the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday.

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