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15 Jul 2019 | 10:21 AM UTC

US: Anti-governor protests held in San Juan (Puerto Rico) July 13-14

Puerto Rico News Alert

Residents protest the Puerto Rican governor in San Juan July 13-14; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/19/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Puerto_Rico). COUNTRY/REGION San Juan (Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico

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Event

Protesters gathered on Saturday, July 13, and on Sunday, July 14, to demand that Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosello resign from his post. Reports published by a non-profit organization exposing conversations between the Governor and his cabinet sparked the protests, which used sexist, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks. Protesters gathered in Old San Juan, at the Governor's mansion to demand his resignation, which he has since refused.

In addition, fraud, conspiracy, and other corruption-related behavior has been associated with his administration over the last several months, causing cabinet members to resign.

Further protests are likely throughout Puerto Rico, and particularly in San Juan, in the coming several days and weeks.

Context

Fraud, conspiracy, and other corruption-related behavior has also been associated with Rosello's administration over the last several months, causing cabinet members to resign.

Advice

Individuals in Puerto Rico, and particularly San Juan, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruption and a heightened security presence near any demonstrations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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