Two Protest Marches This Afternoon (Now)
Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 03:50 pm EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
He added that once the march is over they will begin talks towards a nationwide strike. 'It is important that we all support the strike to express our dissatisfaction with the high cost of basic food, tax payments and violations of the country's institutions," said union leader. Environmentalists will also attend the march against Law 30. 'The environment is one of the greatest concerns in this law, so tomorrow we will wear black to protest," said Raisa Banfield, director of the Center for Environmental Advocacy. Indigenous groups have also confirmed their participation in the event in rejection of the law that reformed three codes and nine laws.
FRENADESO, TO COURT - Parallel to the march by CONATO, the National Front for the Defense of Economic and Social Rights (Frenadeso) also held protest actions, but these will be on the premises of the Supreme Court of Justice. One of the coordinators of Frenadeso, Andrés Rodríguez, said organizations under the Frenadeso umbrella will walk from the Parque Porras to the Gil Ponce Palace of Justice, where they will demand that the Supreme Court Justices speak out against the Law 30. Both marches will begin at 4 pm. (La Estrella)