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Thousands Protest Against Puerto Rico Governor After Profane Chats Leaked

  • Second day of demonstrations calling on Rossello to step down
  • Puerto Rico celebrities lend their support to the protests
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Puerto Ricans Call For Gov. Resignation

Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello vowed not to step down even as the streets of San Juan were choked with demonstrators calling for his ouster following the release of profane chats with aides that disparaged political opponents and ordinary Puerto Ricans.

In a statement Sunday evening, Rossello said “despite the difficulties we may have, internal and external, the work will continue and the agenda will be completed.” Rossello on Monday told reporters he “respects the right to demonstrate” by protesters calling for his resignation and “has asked for their forgiveness.”