Gunmen Storm Ecuador Television Studio Live On Air

 

 

Gunmen Storm Ecuador Television Studio Live On Air
Gunmen Storm Ecuador Television Studio Live On Air

 

 

 

A group of armed men wearing hoods and carrying guns yesterday broke into a live television studio in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador and threatened staff.
Report says a 60-day state of emergency began in Ecuador  after a convicted gang leader vanished from his prison cell. The hooded men were seen leaving the studios, with police seen entering the set about 30 minutes after the gunmen first appeared.
Meanwhile National police units in Quito and Guayaquil had been deployed to the scene.
Following the incident, President Daniel Noboa signed an executive order declaring an internal armed conflict and listed several organised crime groups as “terrorist organisations” and “non-state actors.
The University of Guayaquil said all academic and administrative activities had been suspended given the social unrest nationwide.
At least seven police officers have been kidnapped by gang members since the state of emergency was declared.

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