Protesting police, soldiers seize Ecuador airport

Hundreds of soldiers and police protesting a new law that cuts their benefits have seized the main airport in Ecuador's capital and shut off highway access to it.

The rebellious troops fired tear gas and burned tires after taking over bases in Quito, Guayaquil and other cities.

The protests do not appear to threaten to topple the government.

President Rafael Correa has gone to speak with a group of protesters.