Thousands expected to demonstrate Monday against Puerto Rico's governor, hold general strike

Share

Thousands of protesters on Monday continued to call for Rossello's resignation following offensive chat messages, the latest turmoil to hit the bankrupt territory, which had already been struggling before Hurricane Maria hit in 2017. The organizers sent the photo of the rally pictured above.

Councilman Cabrera, who was raised in Puerto Rico, visited the island for two days, joining local leaders calling on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign.

"A court authorized yesterday search warrants that are being executed today", Mariana Cobian, spokesperson for the Puerto Rico Justice Department, said in a statement.

Trump said Congress has given Puerto Rico billions to recover from the hurricane and complained it's "in the hands of incompetent people and very corrupt people". I have many Puerto Rican friends.

Trump didn't respond directly Monday when asked if Rosselló should step down, but described him as "a awful governor". "I have made mistakes and I have apologized".

Reporter killed as toll in Nigeria rallies over Shia leader rises
Another lawmaker, Linda Ikpeazu, made another prayer directing the Kaduna State Government to obey similar court orders. He also appealed to the global community to mount presure for the release of the Shiite leader.

"In this case, I announce that I will not seek reelection as governor next year", he said, adding that he will also leave the presidency of the New Progressive Party. Trump clashed with Rossello and other Puerto Rican officials over the administration's response to Hurricane Maria, which killed 3,000 people and left the island without power for months.

"We can endure anything", said Francisco Javier Diaz, a 30-year-old chemical engineer from the central mountain town of Corozal.

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered in front of the governor's residence, chanting slogans such as "They will not stop us" and holding signs that said "Ricky resign".

Rosselló dug his heels in late Monday after what seems to have been the biggest protest the island has seen in almost two decades. I've had Jobs in Puerto Rico.

Democracy Now! correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila was in the streets of San Juan.

Share