“Democracy Yes, Dictatorship No”; is one of the slogans that are heard in several videos that circulate on social networks about the clashes on Monday afternoon between a group of Corinthian militants, led by Assembly members Doris Soliz, Amapola Naranjo and Esteban Melo who attended on Monday, 15 January, to the Plaza Grande to unveil a plaque for the eleventh anniversary of the “Citizen Revolution”. Melo indicated that a group of police officers removed the plaque and stopped the demonstration. At that moment, the struggles began in the middle of the rain.
The militants, together with the assembly members, gathered on Chile Street and walked towards Garcia Moreno. They had planned to show the plaque next to the north entrance of the Carondelet Palace.
However, a group of police from the maintenance of order unit avoided it. At that time, there were struggles and, according to legislator Melo, the agents removed the plaque. This caused the militants to try to attack the police and a clash broke out.
The legislator Esteban Melo described this action as a “repression of President Moreno.” He explained that it was “a peaceful demonstration for the 11 years of the Citizen Revolution where there were older adults and women and it was repressed by the police brutally without justification. You can feel the despair because the #NoALaConsulta grows “.
Assemblywoman Soledad Buendía posted on her Twitter account: “The repression of the pure style of social Christian governments in the government where they breathe” airs of freedom “. NO to violence. “In addition, it adds a video in which it is observed how several uniformed soldiers struggle with militants who carry their PAIS flags. (I)