Dozens of citizens and members of the Popular Front gathered after 08:00 yesterday to protest against the government. With banners and posters they shouted slogans asking, inter alia, the filing of the amendments to the Constitution.
José Hoyos, president of the Front for the Defense of Pensioners of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security of Guayas, rejected the elimination of the 40% state contribution to pensions of retirees and the lack of medicines in health centers. A few feet away, Carlos Paredes, retired Navy NCO, and a group of retired military _ demanded the increase in their pensions frozen since 2011. In addition, the leveling of pensions, the solution to the pensions reassessments of military retirees from 1993 to 2006 and other requirements.
After the sit-in, that hindered the Olmedo Avenue and temporarily paralyzed the Metrovía, protesters marched to the Centenario Park.
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