Puerto Rico: Protests over homophobic text messages

Thousands have marched in Puerto Rico for the fifth consecutive day, calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló.

Protesters are demanding he resign after text messages between Mr Rosselló and his team were leaked on Saturday.

The messages contained sexist and homophobic comments including references to singer Ricky Martin’s sexuality.

Mr Rosselló has refused to step down.

Protesters say they have had enough of corruption on the island. They have also criticised the recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Two former top government officials from Mr Rosselló’s administration were among a group arrested last week and charged with conspiracy and fraud involving millions of dollars in federal funding.

Large crowds have gathered in San Juan for the past five days chanting “Ricky, resign!”

On several days, police were seen firing tear gas at protesters in the capital Read More..https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49030485

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