US condemns Ecuador uprising

2010-09-30 22:42

Washington - The United States on Thursday condemned an uprising by Ecuadorian police and any bid to violate democracy there, the US envoy to the Organisation of American States (OAS) said.

"The US condemns any attempt to violate the democratic process and constitutional order of Ecuador," said envoy Carmen Lomellin during an emergency meeting called to discuss the unfolding events.

"We support the democratic government in Ecuador," she added, also voicing support for Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

The OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza earlier said Correa had the "full support" of the 35-member organisation which groups the countries of the Americas.