Dozens of young demonstrators took a tour last night through the vicinity of the historical center of Quito, among them were supporters of the ruling regime and young people “tapping” for the defense of the Yasuní.
This march that convened about one thousand people was held, at first, in the absence of the police, but during its development a group of uniformed officials reached the demonstration and escorted young people to the Bolivar square.
The demonstrators were carrying torches and banners that highlighted the call for the referendum for the people to decide if the block ITT (Ishipingo, Tambacocha and Tiputini) is exploited.
At the end of the march, several members of associations and environmental groups agreed to meet every Thursday outside the building where several ministries operate, to perform night marches as a form of pressure for the Government to approve the question and be convened a referendum in favour of not exploiting the block 43 (ITT), located in the Yasuni National Park.
They also presented the proposal of working weekends in the neighborhoods of the North and South of the city, to create awareness about the existence of the Yasuní; in that way they hope to add followers and collect the nearly 600,000 signatures required to call a referendum.