Ecuador: Indigenous protest march to Quito suspends movement for one day

Posted on March 18, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Indigenous Issues

With flag in hand, arrived yesterday in Ambato indigenous march. In the capital of Tungurahua were waiting.
Dozens of Wholesale Market traders and other sectors expected from 09:00 to hikers, who made a break in the mountains of Urbina (boundary between the provinces Chimborazo and Tungurahua) and Mocha, and then arrive at Chico Huachi sector. The leaders of the Indigenous Movement of Chimborazo handed the baton to their counterparts in Tungurahua to move forward with the tour. Necklaces of red and white flowers were given to Indian leaders. Magdalena Aisabuchy, leader of the Indigenous Movement of Tungurahua (MIT), said that the colors represent peace and life, symbols that reflect the way. In the early hours of today, the walkers will do a ritual in order to guide their way to Quito, where they plan to arrive on March 22. The president, Rafael Correa, meanwhile, announced in Saturday’s enelace transmitted from Spain, organized by the Alianza PAIS countermarch. “Si ellos llegan 500, nosotros los esperamos con 50.000”. “If they reach 500, we expect them to 50,000.” Read Article

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