Thousands of people began pouring into the streets of San Juan on Monday morning in massive demonstrations to demand that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello resign over offensive chat messages.
Rossello’s announcement on Sunday that he would not seek re-election next year and would resign as head of the New Progressive Party seemed to have little effect on the crowds, who called for him to immediately step down as governor.
Trump Blasts Puerto Rican Governor and San Juan Mayor For Squandering Billions In Aid As Massive Protest Breaks Out on Island. pic.twitter.com/coGOEv64IM
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Crowds of people, some waving the U.S. island territory’s flag, gathered near San Juan’s baseball stadium for the latest in a series of more than a week of protests in the capital and elsewhere.
President Trump is taking back ground seized in the name of political correctness and demanding elected officials stand for the citizens they are meant to represent.