Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dodged in Quito _ a lukewarm protest of students and activists when he came to an academic center to give a lecture during his official visit to Ecuador. “Out Erdogan” and “Long live the Kurdish people” were some of the slogans shouted by some thirty demonstrators who had gathered on one side of the main entrance of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (IEAN), in the north of the city.
A contingent of soldiers, who were later replaced by riot police agents restrained the students who rejected the presence of the Turkish president. “Not all students, not all teachers agree with this,” Erdogan´s arrival to the IAEN, said a young women waving a banner with slogans against the Turkish president.
But the images that caused indignation, which was expressed on social networks, were captured by Ecuavisa inside the hall of the IAEN, where Out Erdogan, gave his lecture. A group of young people standing in the auditorium and shouting: “Out Erdogan, out,” is shown in the photos. Immediately, men dressed in dark suits, (the Turkish guard), jumped threw themselves against them to get them out of the hall pushed while dodged in people applauded in the front, while Erdogan spoke, they tried to overshadow the shouts of protest.