Ecuador president dons gas mask as tear gas is fired
30 September 2010 Last updated at 20:18 BST
A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa accused the opposition and security forces of a coup attempt.
As tear gas was fired in protests, the president wore a gas mask, but a protester tried to rip it off him.
In a speech to soldiers from Quito's main barracks, President Correa said: "If you want to kill the president, here I am".