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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:50 PM

Puerto Ricans flood streets, demand resignation of governor in huge protest

Source: NBC News

The "March of the People," as it's being called, paralyzed the San Juan metropolitan area a day after Ricardo Rosselló said he would not resign.

July 22, 2019, 9:28 AM EDT / Updated July 22, 2019, 1:06 PM EDT
By Nicole Acevedo, Gabe Gutierrez and Annie Rose Ramos



SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hundreds of thousands of people occupied San Juan's biggest highway on Monday demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, in the island's largest protest in recent history.

“We don’t want him,” said Maria Mercedes Perieria Davila, who attended the demonstration dressed in the Puerto Rican flag. “The people are screaming today for him to leave. Nobody wants him. Puerto Rico is yelling!”

Not even heavy rain showers discouraged protesters like Pereira Dávila, as crowds blasted music while chanting "Ricky, renuncia!" (Ricky, resign!).

The "March of the People," as it's being called, has paralyzed the San Juan metropolitan area and the nerve center of the island's main shopping, banking and commercial districts.


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Solidarity!

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Submariner Jul 22 #1
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Skittles Jul 23 #3
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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:28 PM

1. Ricky's dad was governor back in the Y2K days

when Roosevelt Roads Naval Station and Vieques Navy facilities were closed after Hurricane Georges devastated PR in '98. Ricky doesn't want to resign because he doesn't want to shame dad and the family.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:31 PM

2. It looks like a million Puerto Ricans don't really care about his dad

Something is going to happen in the next couple days. It can't continue like this, and they've been protesting for a week already.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:58 PM

3. I am very impressed with the people of Puerto Rico

very impressive

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:00 PM

4. Yes they sure know how to throw a protest rally, don't they?

I'll bet something will happen in the next couple of days.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:11 PM

5. absolutely they do!

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and hopefully it will!

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