Through a communiqué the Cabinet Council reported that during the anti-corruption rally on Tuesday, January 9, a group of people diverted the protest to the outskirts of President Juan Carlos Varela’s residence, to seek a reaction from the security sector.
The document read by the Minister of the Presidency, Álvaro Alemán states: “A small group of people belonging mostly to a political party whose leaders are accused of corruption, arrested abroad and fugitives, took the opportunity to address the residence of President Juan Carlos Varela ... This group of people with clearly identified political ties mobilized a mob to promote disrespectful slogans against the President and his family.”
The statement concludes: “The Cabinet Council rejects this planned act and evaluates taking measures against those who were part of it and condemns the irresponsible way that some media have broadcast this news. The commitment of this Government to the fight against corruption will remain immovable.”
Cambio Democrático responds
The leader of the Cambio Democrático party, Riccardo Francolini, expressed on his twitter account: “Even after 4 years they continue to blame Cambio Democrático about everything. The truth is right before their eyes, they just choose not to see it. It is time for them to start facing the music. Gentlemen listen to the people and stop blaming others for your incompetence.”
Después de 4 años siguen echándole la culpa a @CaDemocratico de todo. No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver. Es hora de que empiecen a enfrentar sus propios demonios. Señores, atiendan al pueblo y dejen de echarle la culpa a los demás de su incompetencia. https://t.co/3xSV4jDbjI— Riccardo Francolini (@FrancoliniRicca) 10 de enero de 2018
El comunicado del gabinete de Varela amenazando a participantes de la marcha de ayer es un atentado contra la libertad de expresión y a la institucionalidad del país. ¿Qué se cree esta gente? El pueblo se enfrentó a la dictadura, y se va a enfrentar a estos chicha de piña.— Riccardo Francolini (@FrancoliniRicca) 11 de enero de 2018