Marches in Quito, Guayaquil, and Ambato continue for the eight-day
Posted On 11 Apr 2017
Monday the main cities of the country marched in protest of what they consider a “fraud” in the last presidential elections of April 2, an accusation defended by the presidential candidate of the CREO movement, Guillermo Lasso.
The sit-in outside the National Electoral Council in Guayaquil featured the presence of former president Lucio Gutierrez, who gave a speech calling to defeat “a dictatorship that controls all the powers and agencies of the state. People from Guayaquil or we join or we sink forever,” he shouted.
In Ambato, leaders and militants of the CREO-SUMA Alliance mobilized along the Cevallos Avenue, in Ambato´s downtown. The march concluded in the Cevallos Park where an open platform was installed.
The rally left the gates of the National Electoral Council (CNE), where sympathizers of CREO remain since the election day and moved towards the historic center. This action was repeated in the coastal city of Guayaquil (southwest of the country).
In the capital of the country, the protest against the CNE replicated eight days after the election day. People have donated tents, mattresses, clothes and food donated to the CREO supporters to help them cope with the changing weather of the season.
The president of CREO in Europe, Jorge Rivera, arrived from Madrid a few days ago to play his part because, he said in an interview with Efe, “Our homeland claims us.”