Posted On 11 Apr 2017
The dawn of Tuesday, the National Police evicted the protesters near the National Electoral Council (CNE), located on the 6 de Diciembre Avenue, in the north of Quito.
According to photographs spread on social networks, the operation was carried out by a group of police officers who arrived at the site aboard six buses. The agents were deployed on the road, which had been occupied by citizens since the night of April 2, the day of the runoff.
In that place sympathizers of the Creo-Suma alliance installed tents, a stage, and a giant screen. For 11 days the perimeter remained fenced by the order of the CNE to strengthen security. Due to the permanent concentration of people, who requested the recounting of the votes, a change was made in the Ecovía route. After the removal of the structures, at 05:00, Julio Puga, Director of Operations of the Metropolitan Transit Agency (AMT), announced that this agency will resume traffic control on the site.