After the regime leader, Rafael Correa criticized the popular artist Jaime Guevara, on social networks, there were reactions supporting the artist and human rights activist.
During his Saturday broadcast, Correa spoke about the incident on Thursday, August 29, when Guevara made an obscene gesture with his hand.
Correa suggested that the musician was drugged and drunk, adding adjectives like “poor man” and reiterated that he will not allow any disrespect towards him.
According to Guevara, who suffers from epilepsy, for which he is clean and sober, he said on Facebook that the day Correa got out of the car and berated him with insults, calling him “drunk” and “pothead”. After scolded for standing with him in middle of the street. “All for having greeted the passage of his ‘royal grace’ as he deserved after seeing what I saw, when the GOM, GIR, GOE and loaded with all canine species and police batons, gas, rubber bullets and other charms against the crowd protesting about the planned slaughter of Yasuni “.
Pedro Restrepo, father of missing Restrepo brothers and Alexis Ponce, government official, were in solidarity with Guevara, who said that they knew he is an activist who suffers from epilepsy and a for that he is clean. Correa tweeted: Of course it was a mistake … but because of it! How to know you have neurological problem? He seemed stunned. Why do you insult?