Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

Puerto Ricans bang pots and pans in political protests

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 00:41s - Published < > Embed
Puerto Ricans bang pots and pans in political protests

Puerto Ricans bang pots and pans in political protests

Thousands in Puerto Rico took to the streets on Saturday for massive protests demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello.

Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Puerto Ricans bang pots and pans in political protests

Banging pots and pans and chanting "Ricky Resign!," Puerto Ricans rallied in San Juan's old city for an eight day in a row on Saturday (July 20), calling for governor Ricardo Rossello to quit over misogynistic and homophobic messages.

The chats, from a Telegram message group and referring mainly to politicians and officials, were published earlier this month (July 6).

The leak, running to 889 pages, added to Rossello's woes after two former officials were arrested by the FBI last week as part of a federal corruption probe in the U.S. territory.

The chats, revealed by Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism, showed how Rossello and allies exchanged vulgar memes and comments as well as privileged information.

The protests have also tapped into simmering resentment over Rossello's handling of devastating hurricanes in 2017 and alleged corruption as Puerto Rico's fragile economy struggles to recover from the island's bankruptcy.

The violence and political turmoil comes at a critical stage in the U.S. territory's bankruptcy process.

It has also raised concerns with U.S. lawmakers who are weighing the island's requests for billions of federal dollars for healthcare and hurricane recovery efforts.

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.