The president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), Jorge Herrara, in an interview with Ecuavisa, blamed the violence in recent protests in Quito last week to the National Government, since there were infiltrated with hidden faces, a reason why they had to defend themselves.
Herrera said he rejects violence “wherever it comes from.” We have been acting and we demand concrete answers to their demands, he said.
The leader explained that the indigenous agenda has to do with policy changes. Due to the disregard of the government _ to their proposals they have been compelled to take to the streets for resistance and to demand their rights through a collective action.
He reiterated the claim to file the 16 constitutional amendments and to return them the intercultural bilingual education as well as giving young people the right to choose the universities. In addition to the repeal of the water and mining acts.
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