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Twitter users complain because Decree 463 did not include Pichincha in the state of exception

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After President Guillermo Lasso declared by Executive Decree No. 463 a state of emergency in Azuay, Imbabura, Sucumbíos and Orellana, due to serious internal unrest, Twitter users complained that the province of Pichincha was not included and more so before the scenarios that arose in 17 days of protests. Especially since tomorrow the mobilization in Quito announced by the natives of Cotopaxi is expected.

Pichincha leads the trends of this social network. Comments, complaints and opinions regarding this state of exception are read. They also evoke the recent violent events in the capital as well as the blocking of roads which has prevented the normal functioning of certain activities.

The mayor of Quito, Santiago Guarderas, has asked President Guillermo Lasso to assess the relevance of restoring a state of exception in the capital, due to the indigenous protests against the cost of living, which have already lasted for 17 days, with the city as the epicenter.

The request is based on the fact that “unidentified persons have been shown to set fire to property, block roads, puncture and burn vehicle tires, loot, damage public and private property, generating terror and panic among citizens,” a statement read. of the Municipality. .

The mayor also asked the national government to strengthen the security of the metropolitan district of Quito, with all the necessary personnel and law enforcement resources.

Last weekend, and given the decrease in the intensity of the demonstrations, the government repealed the state of exception decreed in six provinces where the protests had been concentrated, including Pichincha, whose capital is Quito.

The state of emergency in Pichincha has ended

On Saturday, the lifting of the state of emergency due to serious internal unrest in the provinces of Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Pastaza and Imbabura was declared by Executive Decree and Executive Decree No. 459 of June 20, 2022 a been repealed.

“With this, the government ratifies the desire to guarantee the generation of spaces of peace in which Ecuadorians can gradually resume their activities,” said a statement from the General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency.

Source metroecuador.com

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