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Puerto Rico: Musicians Bad Bunny and Ricky Martin join protests calling for governor's resignation

1 18.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Protest in San Juan, Puerto Rico
W/S Banner reading (Spanish): "Legislators, don't be accomplices. Remove him already!"
W/S Protesters
M/S Protester dressed as Jesus with sign reading (Spanish): "Ricky, I don't believe you either. Resign."
M/S Protester with Puerto Rican flag
W/S Protest
M/S Protesters with drums
W/S Protester with Puerto Rican flag
W/S Protest
M/S Protesters, police in background
W/S Protest
M/S Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, known as Bad Bunny waving flag while wearing mask
W/S Protesters with flags
M/S Bad Bunny waving flag
M/S Protest
C/U Bad Bunny
M/S Ricky Martin (left) and rapper Rene Juan Perez Joglar, known as Residente (right)
W/S Riot police walk through tear gas
M/S Riot police, protest in background
M/S Protester bonfire
W/S Protester bonfire
W/S Police
Thousands of Puerto Ricans, including celebrities like Ricky Martin and hip hop artist Bad Bunny, marched through San Juan on Wednesday evening demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello after a leaked chat was published containing messages critics have called sexist and homophobic.
Footage shows protesters marching with signs and Puerto Rican flags. Ricky Martin and Bad Bunny are seen waving flags above the crowd. Riot police used tear gas to disperse the crowds as the protest lasted into the night.
Rossello has faced calls to resign since Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism published a chat between the governor and 11 top aides in which he referred to New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as a "whore", while Puerto Rican official Christian Sobrino Vega joked about shooting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and mocked Ricky Martin's sexuality.