There was "some difficulty" though, he admitted as more than sixty organizations were against the fuel price hike.
Protesters seized some oil installations and the state oil company, Petroecuador, warned that production losses could reach 165,000 barrels a day, or almost one-third of total production, if insecurity continues. They pounded on its armored plating and reinforced windows with clubs and stones until the occupants accelerated away through clouds of smoke and tear gas. During a televised address on Monday, Moreno announced that the government would be leaving for the port city of Guayaquil over safety concerns.
Ecuador's Red Cross said it was suspending paramedic and ambulance services because of security concerns. A total of 477 people have been detained.
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests.
Other protesters attempted to force their way into the National Legislative Assembly in the capital, and committed "acts of vandalism in the vicinity", the body said in a statement.
The military's backing is key for Moreno, who said late Tuesday that his government is negotiating with indigenous groups in a bid to quell the discontent.
The president says the dialogue is hard because so many indigenous groups are involved, yet he will not resign despite widespread pressure. The CONAIE umbrella indigenous group published a video showing spear-wielding inhabitants blocking a road and shouting "Down with the government!"
Ecuador's political crisis shows no signs of abating.
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The clashes came as Ecuador's Ministry of Energy announced that activities in three oil fields in the Amazon region - one operated by private firm Petrobell and the others by state company Petroamazonas - had been suspended "due to the seizure of the facilities by groups of people outside the operation".
They were lifted last Tuesday as part of a $4.2bn loan deal with the International Monetary Fund reached past year that hinges on belt-tightening reforms.
The disturbances have spread from transport workers to students and then to indigenous demonstrators.
Protesters barricaded roads in various parts of Ecuador from Wednesday morning with debris, while security forces blocked a major bridge in Guayaquil to thwart them.
The Social Commitment political movement, which is led by Mr Correa, released a statement rejecting the president's accusations.
Ecuador, which exited the OPEC worldwide oil cartel last week, produced over 500,000 barrels per day in exports in the first six months of the year, worth $4.6 billion.
Moreno claimed that the fuel subsidies were canceled since they are no longer affordable, costing the government $1.3 billion annually.
But despite the chaos that's erupted in the South American country, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno says that he would stand by his decision to implement the measures in order to curb the country's burdening debt.