Ecuador troops rescue president from rebel cops

A supporter of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa waves a picture of Correa as tires burn in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. Ecuador's government declared a state of siege Thursday after rebellious police, angry over a law that would cut their benefits, plunged Ecuador into chaos, roughing up Correa, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)

September 30, 2010 8:31:47 PM PDT
Ecuadorean soldiers firing automatic weapons and concussion grenades rescued President Rafael Correa late Thursday from a hospital where he was trapped most of the day by police rebelling over a cut in benefits.