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Montebello, the largest market in Guayaquil, is blocked and militarized

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The Food transfer market of montbello, the biggest wholesale market Guayaquil, this locked by soldiers, police and ATM agents, who prevent the passage of traders and demonstrators, who have arrived at the scene since dawn.

Darwin Vizuete, one of the protesters, said the measure is actually peaceful. also noted that the objective is the revocation of the mandate of the president of the republic Guillermo Lasso. In addition, he urged the authorities of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to provide the forms to start the dismissal process.

Nail 200 people of the indigenous movement of the Coast led the blockade of Montebello. It is the same organization which, on the afternoon of Monday 20 June, organized a march and caravan vehicle left the transfer market and arrived at night in the center of Guayaquil.

Moreover, outside the market, there is a concentration of native guilds that they joined the march against the government called by Conaie; however, men in uniform prevent buyers from entering, retail traders looking to stock up on products.

Outside the establishment, there are long lines of vehicles.

Por su parte, the Municipality of Guayaquil, through the Corporación para la Seguridad Ciudadana de Guayaquil (CSCG), informed that el lunes 20 de junio reforzó el resguardo en mercados municipales como el de Montebello, in order to guarantee the abatement of products.

Drivers hope to enter Guayaquil’s largest supply hub, at the same time as there is intense traffic congestion around the market.

The Cantonal Unified Command Post (PMU) remains active with the aim of safeguarding public order and coordinating actions with the National Police, in charge of security.

Gustavo Zuñiga, president of the CSCG, said that the demonstrators regrouped at midnight in the area, after the marches of the previous night. And that the Force Publique prevented them from being expelled from the avenue because they are on the same site with children and the elderly.

“Yesterday we were attacked, they threw rocks, bottles, everything at us. They started setting fire to the surrounding vacant lots,” Zuniga said. Between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., it was possible to allow passage through a later entrance, through the ring road, he said.


Source metroecuador.com

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