Police enter three universities, violating autonomy

The National Police of Ecuador have violated the autonomy of at least three universities: the University of Cuenca, the National Polytechnic School and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, reports TeleSur.

The rector of the University of Cuenca, María Augusta Hermida, rejected the violence against the students and denounced the violation of the university’s autonomy, because of the attack with tear gas bombs inside the institution on 15 June. On the night of Monday 20 June, on the eighth day of protests, members of the Order Maintenance Unit (UMO) entered, without authorisation, the National Polytechnic School (EPN) and on the morning of 21 June UMO troops violated the university autonomy of the Catholic University of Ecuador.

The three universities rejected the violation of university autonomy and demanded answers from the authorities through official communiqués. In addition, they made an urgent call for dialogue in an escalation of the demonstrations.
Full report on the TeleSur site