They denounce the repression of the Ecuadorian Police against demonstrators and residents | News
Anti-riot units of the Ecuadorian National Police on Tuesday repressed demonstrators and residents of a popular neighborhood located in the capital, Quito, while they attacked the campus of the University of Cuenca with tear gas.
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On the sixteenth day of the National Strike, local media published on social networks videos uploaded by residents of the San Miguel del Comun sector, in the north of Quito, where testimonies about police repression can be heard.
“This is what San Miguel del Comun looks like right now, police repress protesters and inhabitants of this sector, express citizen videos,” La Calle said on its Twitter account.
The community media Wambra reported for its part that while the National Assembly was voting on the removal of President Guillermo Lasso, in San Miguel del Comun, north of Quito, the “Police repressed with tear gas.”
“Inhabitants report that children were suffocated and several injured. Death is not confirmed,” she added.
The Alliance of Organizations for Human Rights reported for its part a “strong repression at the University of Cuenca”, located in the city of the same name, in the province of Azuay, located in the south of the country.
“In the place there are hundreds of people and the Ecuadorian Police are launching tear gas bombs. We demand that the repression stops!” said the non-governmental organization.
Meanwhile, the president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), Leonidas Iza, expressed this Tuesday that he fears for his life because he has received death threats.
The Conaie has already held two weeks of protests demanding a list of 10 points related to the reduction of the price of fuel, economic relief, employment, education, labor rights, protection of the territories against large mining and elimination of the privatization of companies state, among other collective needs.
Last Monday, the indigenous movement that supports the National Strike held a first dialogue with representatives of the different state powers, which was suspended this Tuesday by President Lasso.