“Unfortunately, a bloodbath could occur (in case Lasso does not want to resign or comply with the demands): this is very serious because the organizations that are in front of the strike said that if the president does not correct the policies, they will continue with its measures and of course it means a very serious situation for the country,” he said.
Patiño, who was part of the government of Rafael Correa (2007-2017), considered that Lasso should decree the measures that the indigenous people demand of him, although “nothing can be believed because everything he says is a lie.”
The Conaie makes a claim of 10 points, among them, that the price of fuel be frozen, the adoption of an agricultural subsidy and that free trade agreements that “destroy national production” not be signed.
Decree, repression and protests
Lasso repealed on Monday afternoon a decree that annulled the state of emergency in three provinces, and issued a new one that extends the measure to cover a total of six provinces.
The new decree maintains the restrictions on freedom of association and assembly, mobility and transit.
Meanwhile, the Mariscal Sucre international airport, in the Ecuadorian capital, reported this Tuesday a list of 17 flights between nationals and internationals affected between June 16 and 21 by the demonstrations.
The Ruta Viva, a road that connects the city of Quito with the Mariscal Sucre airport, is blocked by the presence of protesters, according to reports from the Metropolitan Transit Agency.
On the ninth day of mobilizations, Quito woke up full of road closures in the north, south and east of the city, as well as in the historic center, where the Government Palace is located, and in the center-north , where the Salesian, Central and National Polytechnic universities are located, which house hundreds of indigenous people who arrived in the capital from other provinces of the country.
Due to disturbances registered in several areas of the city, mainly in the vicinity of the universities, the Municipality decided to suspend the integrated transport services of the Trolleybus and the Metrovía that run along the north-south longitudinal axis.
The National Secretary for Human Rights of Ecuador, Paola Flores, called for dialogue with the national government and social actors, and requested technical assistance from international organizations to participate and accompany possible dialogue tables, the institution reported in a statement. .