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  • Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks from the balcony of the Carondolet Palace as hundreds of supporters gathered to greet him in Quito September 30, 2010.

    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks from the balcony of the Carondolet Palace as hundreds of supporters gathered to greet him in Quito September 30, 2010. | Photo: Reuters

Published 12 June 2015

The protests were mainly peaceful, as more police was drafted today as protests continued for the fifth day.

Right-wing protesters in Quito, Ecuador were calling Friday for the ousting of President Rafael Correa, while many supporters of the president gathered outside his party's headquarters.

teleSUR spoke to a group of people who were part of the 30S Never Again collective, the group was formed against the attempted coup against Correa in September 30, 2010.  

Members of the 30S Never Again collective protesting against another coup attempt against President Rafael Correa.
 

“As citizens and social organizations, we support the social policies that have taken forward our people. These last 8 years of revolution have been great for all the groups that were most excluded, for those that were always exploited  Before, power was concentrated in the elites and now it no longer is. This government has invested in social works. Previous governments only cared about their own welfare. This government has invested in roads, in science, in social inclusion,” Nancy Fiallo from the “30 September Never Again” collective told teleSUR at the protest.

Members of the 30S Never Again collective protesting against another coup attempt against President Rafael Correa.
   

“The theme of inheritances isn't new, we’ve always had it, now the tables are more equal and this bothers them (the powerful). Why don't they want to help make the country a better place? The people have understood that this is a historical process of change and we have to defend it. We are fighters in the popular struggle and we have ensured that a man from the streets, like the president, has been able to articulate our collective dreams. Before we didn’t have anyone with the courage our president has. He has transformed our dreams into reality and we feel part of this revolutionary process. We are revolutionary citizens.”

“I am here to support my dear president. The workers before worked to enrich the millionaires and those that left for the beaches of Miami. Now we have true equality. Now we are in a good situation and we support our president,” said Teresa Dandalia, who also belonged to the same collective and was at the demonstration on Friday.

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