'Puerto Ricans in Minnesota' holds protest in St Paul demanding Puerto Rico governor's resignation

Updated: July 22, 2019 06:47 PM

"Puerto Ricans in Minnesota" hit the streets Monday demanding the resignation of the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló.

The group marched through downtown Saint Paul and ended in Rice Park.


Governor Rosselló said he won't step down over a leaked online chat that allegedly shows he made sexist insults and mocked victims of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

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"It does make a difference," said Ivan Fontanez with the group "Puerto Ricans in Minnesota." "Uniting as people and coming out to the streets and demanding what we want does work when we work together."

The group said it will continue to raise their voice until Rosselló steps down.

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