June 13 2015
Privileged and right-wing sectors have being holding protests in front the PAIS Alliance offices since Monday.
The opposition had everything ready for their opposition plot against the government, Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa said while speaking on his weekly program on Saturday, from Italy.
President Rafael Correa speaking on weekly show on Saturday morning |
Following days of protest, sometimes violent, outside the head offices of governing party PAIS Alliance, President Correa noted that the opposition had the money and logistics prepared.
“They want to wear us down by 2016″ . . . Correa
The Ecuadorean leader called on people in the country to remain strong and firm in light of the right-wing attacks. “They want to wear us down by 2016 … but here, nobody gets tired, we’re stronger than ever,” he said.
The protests were initially against citizens having to pay a very small tax on large inheritances, but now the right-wing protesters are openly calling for the ousting of the elected government.
In 2013, Correa was elected in a landslide victory with 57 percent of the vote
In 2013, Correa was elected in a landslide victory with 57 percent of the vote. The protests have been counted by government supporters, who have outnumbered the opposition protestors but have also been met with violence from the right-wing demonstrators. Large numbers of police have been deployed each night to prevent violence or injuries.
Source: Ecuador’s Correa Announces Opposition Coup Plan TeleSUR
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