Puerto Rican Protesters Angry Over Newly Discovered Unused Hurricane Aid Bring A Guillotine To The Governor’s Mansion
Last weekend, residents of the city of Ponce discovered “a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies,” that had been sitting untouched since 2017.
A Puerto Rican guillotine of the resistance flag. Worth noting, Puerto Rico has one of the highest indices of income inequality in the world. Protester tells me that they want to move up elections now to remove the current government. “We gave them a chance, and they struck out.” pic.twitter.com/f4ca0OBoG2
— Arelis R. Hernández (@arelisrhdz) January 23, 2020
The outrage lead to governor Wanda Vázquez Garced firing several officials including the housing secretary and Office of Emergency Management director, however protestors says that is not enough.
Yesterday they marched at the governor’s mansion as they waved flags, banged on pots, with even carried a symbolic guillotine.
An 82-year-old protester quoted by the Guardian says “we’ve had enough.The people are tired of the abuse … of the lack of humanity. I am here helping those who cannot be here.”
In other news, the people of Puerto Rico are carry a guillotine into the Governor’s mansion.
The island has been engulfed in outrage after it was found that the government let unused Hurricane Maria relief supplies rot away in a warehouse.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 23, 2020