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Ecuador: Quito begins clean-up as agreement struck to end unrest

1 14.10.2019 Инфо

W/S People on street, Quito
M/S People passing rubble along human chain
M/S People passing rubble along human chain
M/S People passing rubble into truck
M/S People shovelling rubble into sack
M/S People shovelling rubble into sack
M/S People throwing rubble into skip
W/S People gathered on street
W/S Clean-up workers marching past crowd
M/S Clean-up workers marching past
M/S Clean-up workers marching past
M/S Crowd
M/S Woman shouting
M/S Clean-up workers marching past crowd
M/S Man brushing dust into sack
M/S People throwing rubble into skip
W/S Digger with rubble reversing
M/S Digger dumping rubble into truck
W/S People and cars on street
M/S Indigenous people cheering
SOT, Cecilia Baltazar, indigenous protester (Spanish): "We have exercised the right to resistance, now we are going to fulfil everything that the constitutional mandate says, it has been recognised that Ecuador is an intercultural and plurinational state, respect for our rights, respect for the society Ecuador, so that let's us all look for the cause that the constitution says."
M/S People cleaning street *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Cecilia Baltazar, indigenous protester (Spanish): "All that we were in this process of struggle we are cleaning the Arbolito Park, and the peace zone, with the objective that the country really sees that the original (indigenous) peoples are responsible, supportive people and that we are going to leave everything as it was before."
M/S People brushing and hosing down street *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Cecilia Baltazar, protester (Spanish): "Today we are at peace, women are at peace, children are at peace, parents are at peace, the different provinces of the country are waiting for us to receive us for the struggle we have made, for the resistance in these 12 days on the street, without eating without sleeping well, and with fear. All night we slept with fear, we could not close our eyes because we thought at what time they will stop us, at what time they will shoot us and we will get hurt or worse we will still die."
M/S Clean-up worker hosing down street *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Cecilia Baltazar, indigenous protester (Spanish): "We still do not know the actual number of dead, but we have seen in this fight so many people injured, several missing people and those we are going to look for these days we will also fight for the release of detainees."
M/S People brushing down street
M/S Clean-up worker hosing down street
M/S People brushing down street
W/S Cars on road
SCRIPT
Locals, members of the indigenous protest movement and official workers began the clean-up process in Quito on Monday after an agreement was reached between the government and the opposition to end days of unrest.
Huge crowds were mobilised to clear the rubble and wash the streets.
"We are cleaning the Arbolito Park, and the peace zone, with the objective that the country really sees that the original (indigenous) peoples are responsible, supportive people and that we are going to leave everything as it was before," Cecilia Baltazar a member of the indigenous protest movement said.
Ecuador was plunged into a wave of protests amid social discontent over economic adjustment measures, including the elimination of fuel, in agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to obtain million-dollar loans.
The Ecuadorian Ombudsman's Office reported that between October 3 and 13 there were seven deaths in the protests, while the number of wounded rose to 1,340 and the number of detainees to 1,152, according to this public body.