Protestors return to the streets

 
617Views 3Comments Posted 24/09/2021

Despite the rain, hundreds of protestors returned to the streets on Thursday to protest changes made to bill 544 on electoral reforms, the actions of deputies of the National Assembly, and corruption in the three branches of the State.

They were mostly dressed in white following the path of the civilistas during the Noriega dictatorship “No to narco politics”, “not everything legal is moral; no to the double application ”,“ we do not lack resources; we have plenty of thieves ”, read some of the banners carried by the protesters stationed in front of the National Assembly.

For the most part, the crowd was dressed in white and waving Panamanian flags. Songs like Patria, by Rubén Blades, and Speak, people, speak, sounded from some speakers, an anthem that identified the civilistas who fought against the military dictatorship.

It was the second "citizen watch" convened so far in September

Among the slogans, complaints about the opacity in the handling of the legislative lists, the inflated budget, and the possible political proselytism with public funds also came to light.

One of the protesters was retired General Rubén Darío Paredes, who said that the situation in the country worries him. "I consider that the country is kidnapped by the political class ... a group of 500 people have kidnapped us," he said.

In his opinion, President Laurentino Cortizo "is aware of what is happening and is part of the national imbalance." He hopes that the president will "react" and that the majority of the people will take to the streets to demand their rights. He described the current administration as "very poor" and added that the modifications to the electoral reforms show that the political class seeks to "perpetuate itself or remain in power."

 

 



Comments 3

user
sral

We can only hope the current unrest builds and a Civilista type uprising will throw the bums out. Not likely with the cowed down panas..if they have seco and salsa and a modicum of freedom, Panamá will continue its downward slide into a narco-cleptocracy.

Last month
user
George Klk

Brian... Death Shot and Dr. Fauci Experiment. Dr. Fauci has been implicated in the financing of the Covid - 19 for the Wuhan lab. Covid - 19 was made to be a deadlier form and it has on its own become deadlier... Delta Variant. Covid - 19 was leaked, apparent accident and now continues a deadly virus changing rampage. The United States suffered during former pres. Trump's term 400, 000 deaths... could not accept loss! The vaccines have slowed the progression of the Covid - 19 (Kill virus) but there are 70 million who refuse to take it. The [Kill Virus] continues on its rampage with the [unvaccinated guru's] unscientific claims the vaccines will kill them... first! The Kill Virus is not the typical virus, it is man made for the future use in the event of war. The U.S. allowed Dr. Fauci to financially support this humanity killing virus for what purpose remains in question that will not resolve the non-stop issue of this deadly killing virus. Covid - 19 is now the norm for its deadly mutating rampage and the virus will continue to be more deadly killing off the unvaccinated gurus! Dr. Fauci financial support was not enough to control the virus dabbing experiments for the safety of humanity. Safety as in the understanding of the virus mutation process to better control its deadly effects. Dr. Fauci unleashed the misunderstood mutating deadly process... Covid - 19 / Delta variant! World Health Organization did nothing to stop it or warn of the potential consequences. W.H.O. failed explicitly and unprofessionally in its global endeavor to monitor the situation. At the very least there should have been an investigation and prosecution against Dr. Fauci. The vaccines don't work in the long term because of the simple reason of the basic process... MUTATIONS / DELTA VARIANT, NOW KILLING CHILDREN! Unscientific claims from gurus like Brian only kills off the global population, it is dangerous... BRIAN! Now... there is a more serious problem in Panama with a dictatorship forcing it way on its citizens. Behind the scenes shadow culprit... [Yanibel Abrego], forcing the dictatorship with her diabolical 28 deputies / $51, 000 monthly wages!

Last month
user
George Klk

Panama: Yanibel Abrego and her 28 deputies... $51000 per month salary! Yanibel Abrego was mentioned as having done this for her own re-election campaign. Apparently, there will be a re-election based on those payments to 28 deputies. This is fraud against the people of Panama this is not an election of Democracy! What does the Constitution say? Why has there not been a healthy debate? Because it has been rigged! The people of Panama speak United against the United self-serving government. A government of perpetual re-elections for permanent power of government as they see fit! Panama must act now, or the Panama National Assembly will proceed to do whatever they want. Panama president Cortizo three (3) unconstitutional advisors... one of them stated, ... "I can do whatever I want"... [A dictatorship]! In plain sight and published. Now... Yanibel Abrego, who does not listen to the people! Corruption must stop and must stop with the people of Panama!

Last month
The comments are the responsibility of each author who freely expresses his opinion and not that of Newsroom Panama.
Please enter a valid email.
Please enter username.
Please, enter a valid message.
Please validate that it is not a robot.