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Following the 1 October 2019 issue of Executive Decree No. 883 that contains a series of economic measures, the first manifestations of discontent began on the morning of 3 October 2019 in 24 provinces of Ecuador. Transport associations led the work stoppage by blocking 110 interprovincial roads and main thoroughfares in the country's largest cities. On 3 October, the President issued a state of emergency for 60 days, which the Constitutional Court approved and decreased to 30 days. A curfew was issued on 8 October for areas near government buildings.
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