On the tenth day of the national strike, hundreds of citizens residing in Quito gathered at the Shirys tribune, north of the city, in the so-called Quito for Peace plant, to reject the vandalism and violence recorded during the demonstrations. convened by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie).
The concentration began at 4:00 p.m., little by little the place was filled by the presence of families carrying white and tricolor flags, whistles, drums and vuvuzelas.
In the north of Quito, residents made cacerolazo for peace during a national strike
The concentrates formed a street of honor while patrol cars and members of the National Police passed by and applauded.
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“Iza out, out”, “Quito woke up, Iza screwed up”, “we don’t want unemployment, we want to work”, “Quito wants peace”, harangued the cars summoned in the gallery, accompanied by the horns of the cars that passed by the place . The people demanded dialogue and a solution to the conflict that has been going on for ten days and that keeps the city blocked.
At the site they waited until 7:00 p.m. for a caravan of vehicles that arrived from Cumbayá, then they improvised a march around La Carolina Park and returned to the platform, where they concentrated again and remained until 9:00 p.m. They called themselves for Thursday.
In the Cumbayá parish, located northeast of Quito, a caravan for peace was organized and the concentration began at 5:00 p.m., in the Lumbisi roundabout, on the live route and headed towards the airport, activating the horns of the vehicles. . The caravan was escorted by about ten police motorcycles. This Thursday there will be a new concentration. (YO)