This Friday, December 2, 2022, thousands of people flocked to Los Shayris Avenue, one of Quito’s main streets, to celebrate the city’s festivities. Despite the controls and security, reports showed overcrowding and excesses in the sector and its surrounding roads.
Images captured by residents of La Carolina Park north of Quito and spread on social networks showed hundreds of people, including Avi, taking to the streets. Portugal and the Republic of El Salvador. presence at large occurred without being a Competition Scheduled on the spot.
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Due to this, the vehicles passing through here used to face difficulty in movement. Traffic officials tried to maintain order but failed.
One of the videos shows the moment in which a policeman gets heckled by the mob. With the rhythm of ‘El Chulla Quiteno’, many youths get on the motorcycle with the policeman trying to include it in their festivities. The act was described by a user on Twitter as disrespect for authority.
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In the field of av. Hundreds of people from Shiris and Portugal blocked the streets of Quito to celebrate.
Traffic officials tried to maintain order but failed.
Locals have demanded more control over the area from the authorities. pic.twitter.com/taroAW5pc8
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Officials from the National Police, the Metropolitan Control Agency (AMC), the Metropolitan Transit Agency (AMT) and the Secretariat of Urban Security were present to disperse the crowd and restore order. It was also confirmed that there were unregulated street vendors and people drinking on public roads.
An operation is also planned for this Saturday, December 3, to deal with a similar situation. The recall from AMC states that consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places is prohibited and results in a fine of $106.25.