A document allegedly released by the Assembly in which a plenary session is requested to impeach President Guillermo Lasso has already been rejected. This comes on the ninth consecutive day of protests in the country against the government.
Precisely, President Lasso confirmed his presence at the dialogue promoted by different civil society organizations. “It is our duty to reach consensus for the good of the country,” he said in an open letter.
The center of Quito was the scene on Tuesday of new unrest due to clashes between demonstrators and police. These altercations occurred when groups of demonstrators tried to reach El Arbolito Park.
Despite repeated calls by indigenous leader Leonidas Iza, the main promoter of the protests, for the demonstrations to be peaceful and without violence or vandalism, some protesters have carried out attacks against the facilities of the Ecuadorian Attorney General’s Office, whose headquarters are located near of the combat zone.
The prosecution denounced that his headquarters had been attacked, and that he had put “the sensitive information of the business he conducts” in a safe place, while launching “a public appeal for peace and respect for the law”.
Incidents also took place around the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), which denounced “acts of vandalism by demonstrators” against its headquarters, where “members of the national police also entered without authorization”.
The PUCE denounced having suffered “the destruction of the front door” of its campus, and also launched “a call for peace and dialogue to put an end to these acts of violence”.