Ecuador: Correa supporters march in Quito to decry detention order

Thousands of people took the streets of Quito on Thursday in support of former president Rafael Correa after the National Court of Justice of Ecuador ordered his detention earlier this week. Minor clashes broke out when police forces closed off the streets to prevent the march to continue. Protesters held banners in support of Correa and accused current president Lenin Moreno of 'betrayal... Еще.' «We see this government doesn't represent the interests of the people. And our top leader Rafael Correa is being politically persecuted,» one protester said. Earlier this week, the National Court of Justice of Ecuador ordered the detention of Rafael Correa and requested that Interpol apprehend him for extradition. Correa is accused of being involved in the kidnapping of a former opposition lawmaker Fernando Balda back in 2012. Correa served as the president of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017.

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