On the concertina mesh (wire with blades) that protects one of the income to the Carondelet Palace, dozens of postgraduate doctors placed their posters calling for the Government of Lenin Moreno demanding the payment of their owed assets.
On Tuesday morning, a group of doctors started a protest from El Arbolito Park in Quito that advanced to the Government Palace.
Gustavo, one of the doctors, explained that his request is for the Humanitarian Support Law to be complied with so that his stipends are paid. «The government did not veto this subsection and it has not been fulfilled for 50 days, that the Ministry of Health has not listened to our voice. We cannot continue exposing ourselves to this situation, we work 300 hours a month. We want contracts to be signed and payments made, ”he said.
There would be around 3,500 postgraduate doctors affected in unpaid amounts.
The young doctors tried to reach the Palace, the same one that is sheltered around it by metal concertina mesh to avoid excesses.
Between Guayaquil and Esmeraldas streets there was a slight confrontation between the protesters and members of the National Police who fired tear gas to dispel the medical march, which intended to enter by other roads to the Plaza Grande to demand payments from President Lenín Moreno.
In the midst of this social discontent, for this Wednesday, September 16, the regime will be haunted by protests.
He Unitary Front of Workers (FUT) announced that it will mobilize from 4:00 p.m. in Quito, against the economic measures applied in the middle of the pCOVID-19 andemic, the layoffs of workers and the Humanitarian Support Law.
Leaders of the indigenous movement plan to support these actions.
The president of the Indigenous and Peasant Movement of Cotopaxi (MICC), Leonidas Iza announced this Tuesday at a press conference that they will come to the capital to support trade unionists, university students, who demand the reduction of the budget.
He warned that they do not rule out an indigenous uprising and a « social outbreak » due to the political and economic management of the national government. (I)