The Montubio folk wore the common straw hats that represent them; Jorge Parra one of the representatives of the group threw a cross of flowers to the Guayas River. A group of ten Montubios also threw flower ornaments to mourn the events that occurred on November 15 of 1922.
After 88 years of the slaughter, Luis Alvarado, manager of the group Pueblo Montubio del Ecuador, says that this is an act of pride detachment and of the killer dictatorship that caused the deaths of several working class civilians.
During the day the crowd of folk gathered in the Plaza San Francisco, Alvarado chose the place since it was there were the peaceful farmers and workers were killed.
Soon Alvarado made the statement of a new political movement, however the name of that group is undecided. “We want to be present in the City Hall, National Assembly, Prefecture.” Later on Alvarado passed a letter directed to President Rafael Correa and President of National Assembly Fernando Cordero.
The day later became a celebration of the traditions, food, music and dancing. The music rhythms have joyful tunes that are performed with traditional dance moves of men and women. The sounds and lyrics represent the ingredients of the land that accompany every “Montubio” when they wake up early in the morning to start with their daily chores.