The indigenous movement is preparing for a mobilization process in order to show their rejection to various government decisions, ranging from laws to rights or regulations that cover areas such as agriculture and education.
The march will officially start on Sunday August 2 and will continue after the 13th of that month, date in which groups of workers have called for a national strike.
Their actions will begin in the provinces of Azuay, where there will be a march through the center of Cuenca, on Friday, reports the provincial coordinator of Pachakutik (PK), Angel Cartuche.
Since Saturday, August 1, the Tundayme parish will be the meeting point of grassroots groups of CONAIE for the mobilization that will begin the next day. Starting from Tundayme, they will move northwards through several cantons of the Mountain range to reach Quito on the 13th and join the strike called by trade unionists.
Indigenous leaders explain that this date was chosen because it is “historic” for the country. On August 10 it´s remembered the First Cry of Independence against the Spanish dominion in 1809.