Where Your Speech Is Free And Your Comment Is King - Post A Link

THE NEWS COMMENTER

Screenshot Reuters.com
VOTE  (0)  (0)

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign


Added 07-23-19 12:10:02am EST - “Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of prote...” - Reuters.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto...”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico’s governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.

Police moved in at around 11 p.m. to break up protesters still on the streets of San Juan’s old city following day-long demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of residents, according to tweets and videos from the scene.

Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Sunday said he would not seek re-election next year and would step down as head of the New Progressive Party but the concessions failed to appease demonstrators, who called for him to immediately surrender the governorship.

The island’s largest newspaper called on the first-term governor to leave office and reported over 500,000 protesters took to the streets of San Juan.

U.S. President Donald Trump also blasted the 40-year-old governor, who is affiliated with the U.S. Democratic Party.

Read more...

Post a comment.

CLICK TO SHARE

COMMENTS VIA TWITTER






BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE