The President of Panama Meets With The Archbishop of Panama After Violence in National Assembly Yesterday
Wednesday, June 20 2012 @ 01:34 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Martinelli said he would choose peace and not confrontation, while regretting "the desecration in the Assembly where there were scuffles, and where they put a mannequin, where a minority prevailed and caused chaos."
For his part, Monsignor José Domingo confirmed that the President was willing to talk and he called them and talked about these issues. Ulloa said they touched, both as a Panamanian as as the Church, on his concerns over the fighting yesterday and called on Panamanians to avoid confrontation as brothers. Monsignor Ulloa called for the rescue of the sacredness of institutions, and said these types of attacks cannot be permitted.
About the march announced for 4 o'clock in the afternoon today, Ulloa made a call for sanity and nonviolence, and he said in a democracy it is a right to protest, but with respect. In May 2011, the President and Bishop Ulloa also met to realize a national dialog on freedom of expression. (TVN)