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Puerto Rico: Protesters unwilling to accept justice secretary as next governor

1 182 30.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters in front of office of Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez, Puerto Rico
M/S Protesters
W/S Protesters
C/U Protester banging on pot
SOT, Patricia del Toro, Protester (Spanish): "Just because the governor said he was leaving, it does not remove this corrupt system. This lady cannot be the governor, she does not want to be the governor, we have to have transparency here."
C/U Protester chanting *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Aaron Ramos, Protester (Spanish): "It's been too many years of US colonialism already and it's time for our people to gather here today to decide to decolonize and have a country as it should be."
C/U Protesters chanting *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Aaron Ramos, Protester (Spanish): "Today's Puerto Rico, the youth and all the other sectors are different. From here onwards we want to have a decent government, a government that represents the people, that respects the communities, that respects the workers."
M/S Protesters holding signs and chanting
C/U Brooms held up in protest
M/S Protesters chanting
C/U Protesters banging on
M/S Protester under Puerto Rico flag
C/U Protester chanting
W/S Protesters marching and chanting
M/S Protesters marching and chanting
W/S Protesters marching and chanting
M/S Protesters carrying banner
W/S Protesters marching on road next to traffic
M/S Protesters carrying Puerto Rican flag
M/S Protesters clapping and chanting
M/S Protesters
M/S Protesters clapping and chanting
W/S Puerto Rico flag hanging from balcony
M/S Protester holding banner
M/S Protesters holding Puerto Rico flags and chanting
W/S Protesters banging on pots and pans and chanting
SCRIPT
Despite the looming resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, protests were still ongoing as rally-goers targeted Rossello's successor-apparent Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez in San Juan on Monday.
Protesters banged on pots and pans as they gathered outside Vazquez's office building to voice their discontent.
"This lady cannot be the governor, she does not want to be the governor, we have to have transparency here," said a protester after Vazquez said she did not want the job in a Tweet on Sunday.
Rossello faced calls to resign since Puerto Rico's Centre 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.