Siege inside hospital
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Ecuador president rescued from siege

Ecuador's president had to be rescued by the army after he was physically attacked by his own police officers.

Soldiers fired on the police after President Correa, who was later held under siege at a hospital, had tried to talk to them about his proposed austerity measures, which included cutting police bonuses.

Mr Correa later addressed supporters from the Presidential Palace and said there had been an attempt to overthrow him.

Greg Wood reports.

  • 01 Oct 2010