May Day demonstrations planned throughout Ecuador

A number of demonstrations are planned for May 1, 2015, throughout Ecuador, including in Quito and Guayaquil.

Some groups will gather at the IESS building near Parque El Ejido beginning at 7:00 a.m. and march to Plaza San Francisco. Another group will gather at Parque El Arbolito and proceed down Avenida Gran Colombia to Plaza San Francisco. A pro-Government protest will begin on Avenida Rodrigo de Chavez and march to Plaza Santo Domingo. I Arbolito and El Ejido parks may be the location for activities throughout the day.

In Guayaquil, groups of protesters will convene at two different locations, Parque Centenario and Parque Chile, at 7:00 a.m. May 1, and march on the Malecon to the Governor’s Building.

Sitata reminds travellers to minimize safety risk by avoiding large gatherings of people or demonstrations since these situations can escalate quickly and unexpectedly.

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