Yesterday members of the Partido Socialista Ecuatoriano (PSE) reported being assaulted by people related to the former vice minister of International Affairs and current member of the Andean Parliament, Rafael Quintero Lopez, when trying to enter the VIII Ordinary Congress of the Partido Socialista Frente Amplio (PSFA), which ends today in Bolivar State University in Guaranda.
The director of the Andean University Simon Bolivar, Enrique Ayala Mora, was one of those assaulted in the incident, he said, when he protested over alleged “shock troops” and police members that were guarding the room of the event, and also prevented the entry of the socialists from Loja and Zamora.
“When a large group of social activists and leaders entered the place, they were arrested, pushed and beaten. Tear gas was fired. Ayala was gassed directly in the face, his glasses were broken and he was repeatedly hit,” informed the PSE in a statement, which also recounts the rejection to the decision of the Congress President German Jarrin, of closing the session” without explanation “and then install it in the Provincial Electoral Council of Bolivar headquarters, near “socialists who were allied with the government party,” to supposedly “impose an unconditional support to the government and to appoint a policy that excludes large sectors of socialist militancy of the country. “