Ecuador's President Rafael Correa in a gas mask
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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".