Leaders of eight unions, indigenous and student organizations reaffirmed the convening for a national march on Wednesday, September 17 and claimed that there will notbe changes in their route, despite warnings of President Rafael Correa of leading his sympathizers into the streets.
Mesías Tatamuez, leader of the CEDOCUT, insisted that the mobilization will be peaceful and that “will not fall into provocations” that can arise from sectors that support the government.
The labor mobilization will start at 16:00 in the Social Security Office, in the center of the city, and will conclude in the Plaza San Francisco. Instead, the ruling members will be installed in the Plaza Grande, from 13:00.
Social groups reiterated they will protest to the draft of the Labour Code discussed by Assembly, to constitutional amendments presented by the ruling party, the eventual rise of bus fares, the approval of the Water Resources Law and for the free admission to the public university.