Last weekend an Ecuadorian newspaper has published an insert with our signature form, a brief instruction on how to fill in and where to handover. It was a GREAT SUCCESS: many people came to our offices and information points with their collected signatures and offered their help.
Yesterday, Wednesday the mayors of President´s Alianza País also launched their question IN FAVOR OF THE OIL EXPLOITATION of the Yasuní-ITT through an insert in the same newspaper as well. The SCANDAL is: they have copied the design of OUR insert to the last detail. So the two questions can be easily confused. This is a clear plagiarism and a contempt of the copyright!
Moreover, these days the number and qualities of harassments and observations increased: They make photos of us while collecting signatures, call us on our private fixed-line phones and pursue us until our homes.
At our press conference today we informed the public about these attempts to intimidate us and the dirty practices of those who want the exploitation of the Yasuní-ITT at any price.
Despite all this, more and more people want to sign to leave the oil underground and we receive great support from the Ecuadorians and from abroad as well.
They will not intimidate us.
Together we can reach 1 million signatures!