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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ecuador: Thousands Back Correa, Assembly

Montecristi, Ecuador, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Over 3,000 people arrived in Ciudad Alfaro on Monday to support Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and reject a possible pardon to people detained in the wake of the violence in Orellana.

They were responding to Correa's call yesterday, urging Alianza Pais movement to march to Ciudad Alfaro, venue of the Constituent Assembly, to avoid the release of 27 people arrested for violent actions and sabotage.

Chanting "This has not been paid for, but Correa has earned it," the protesters said they will be carefully following all decisions adopted by the Constituent Assembly, which must not obstruct the work of government and much less assist those who are trying to destabilize the country.

We want assembly members to know that we support the head of State and his performance, said Raul Patino, a leader of the movement.

At the moment the Constituent Assembly is considering whether to discuss the Dayuma case in Orellana Province, where a state of emergency has been declared after several oil wells were taken by force.

Monday's session started in the afternoon in the presence of 114 representatives of several political organizations.

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