Dozens of demonstrators gathered Monday in entrance of the governor’s mansion in Puerto Rico’s capital to demand the resignation of the U.S. territory’s governor and protest the current discovery of apparently forgotten catastrophe provides amid ongoing earthquakes.
“We have now to do away with all of the corrupt officers,” stated Mari Rivera, a 33-year-old authorities worker, who stated Gov. Wanda Vazquez “must cease blaming others and present her face.”
Protesters banged on pots and a few waved Puerto Rican flags as one in all them yelled right into a bullhorn, “Wanda! Flip over the catastrophe provides!”
Seventy-five-year-old evangelical preacher Ramon Marrero, who drove as much as San Juan from the south coastal city of Guayama together with his spouse and daughters, stated they got here to indicate their “indignation,” “annoyance” and “revolt.”
The scene reminded most of the starting of protests that escalated over the summer time and led to the resignation of former Gov. Ricardo Rossello, with demonstrators as soon as once more vowing to stay within the streets till Vazquez steps down.
The protest got here a day after Vazquez fired two extra high-ranking officers in her administration, Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Division of Household Secretary Glorimar Andujar, over the ignorance concerning assist assortment and distribution centres. On Saturday, she fired former emergency administration director Carlos Acevedo.
Vazquez stated she had misplaced confidence in these officers after the invention of a warehouse within the southern coastal metropolis of Ponce that was full of catastrophe provides courting from when Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017 as a Class four storm.
She ordered an investigation into the incident and stated those that broke into the warehouse to distribute provides to individuals affected by a current 6.four magnitude earthquake that killed one individual and brought about greater than an estimated $200 million US in injury wouldn’t be prosecuted.
The investigation was scheduled to be accomplished on Monday.