Loja mayor Jose Bolivar Castillo was forced to leave a hearing this Tuesday morning guarded by municipal officials and police agents to prevent a mob from assaulting him. However, several citizens rebuked the mayor and shouted epithets against the current government until he could take a taxi and leave the location.
In the heart of the city of Loja, more than a dozen policemen could not stop the shouts of a mob calling for the resignation of Mayor Jose Bolívar Castillo after leaving a hearing convened in the Court of Justice, by the accusation he made against Councillor Jeannine Cruz, for the publication of a tweet.
Councillor Jeannine Cruz, who also attended the hearing, said that on September 21 she posted a message on the Twitter in relation to the drinking water master plan, citing: “The Loja citizens are tired of lies and we demand that Mayor (Jose) Castillo stops stealing. I want to point out that he, as a lawyer, is unaware of international law. There is no a quarrel between politicians and politicians, It always rather exists the freedom of speech, and under that freedom of speech there is the political honor,” she says.