Ecuadorean opposition scuffle with police in demo against constitutional reforms

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Opposition protesters hit the streets of Quito on Thursday to rally against constitutional amendments proposed to the country's National Assembly by President Rafael Correa. The demonstrators demanded an end to the proposals, claiming they were an 'abuse of power.' The most controversial amendment in the package is the elimination of term limits for political office, opening the path for Correa to seek a third term. The protest was organized by the opposition-aligned Unitary Workers Front (FUT) and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE). Ecuador has been rocked by a series of pro- and anti-government demonstrations in recent months..