Ecuador President Rafael Correa rescued by soldiers
Ecuador President Rafael Correa has been rescued from a police hospital after a Quito gun battle at the end of a violent day across Ecuador.
Mr Correa had been holed up in the police hospital, where he was treated after being hit by tear gas in a confrontation.
Hundreds of police, angry over a law that would cut their benefits, appeared to have prevented him from leaving the clinic.
Under cover of darkness Mr Correa was reportedly smuggled out of the hospital in a wheelchair as a gunbattle between troops and police was under way.
01 Oct 2010
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean