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Puerto Rico, on the brink to revolution.

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Student protests at University of Puerto Rico have mobilized a diversified public against the police occupation of the campus. On Saturday, some 15,000 marched along the main thoroughfares around the urban campus shouting in chorus "¡Fuera Policía, Fuera!" (Police, Get Out!). The turnout was largely in response to broadcast images of police brutality that began the Spring semester last week. As perhaps testament that protest is worthwile, today the majority of police were ordered out of the campus, a welcome change from last week's volatile start to the semester, if the decision sticks. The protest was triggered by a campus melee on Wednesday that led to 28 student arrests, including some who were merely en route to class. Serious injuries were reported. The day culminated with leaders of the professors organization APPU (Asociación Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios) calling a 24-hour work stoppage, which was then supported by the staff union HEEND (Hermandad de Empleados Exentos No Docentes). A crowd of about 1,000 students formed and occupied the vestibule of the iconic clock tower housing Chancellor Ana R. Guadalupe's office. All the students arrested were later released without charges. Thursday afternoon, the Hermandad extended the walkout another 24 hours, leaving the campus desolate for a second consecutive day on Friday.

Inspired by the unrest in Tunisia and Egypt, the revolution seems to have been spread to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has 48% of the people are living under poverty. Being a part of the USA but yet not able to vote has stirred civil unrest amongst students. But since the 12th of February a demonstration with 15000 participants, not only students occurred.


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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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looks like the Economic Riots is coming to our Doorsteps soon! So After the Puerto Ricans it's gonna be Americans



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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Puerto Rico is not a state, they refuse to become a state, therefore they have no right to vote in our election. If they would vote and pass the referendum to become a state then they would get those rights. Maybe those students need to tell their government to vote on fully joining the U.S. instead of constantly expecting all the benefits without any of the responsibilities.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 01:18 AM
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Atrei, where are you from? I'm puerto rican, born and raised. What you say is ignorant to say the least. 49% of puerto ricans WANT to become a state, and 90% want to mantain any type of relationship to the US. Puerto ricans go to the US army and have fought in all of their wars since the 20th century. 4million puerto ricans live in the US and VOTE for the prez. (Currently 3.8 million live on the island). Congress refuses to allow a referendum to decide between statehood and independence, because they see us as totally different people, culture and language. Until PR functions as a state (ie.everybody speaks english) they won't give us statehood. Puertoricans fight US's wars are willing to pay federal taxes AND give our beloved island to congress, don't say we want benefits without responsabilities. I for one support puerto rican independence, and so would the majority if the goverment (local and american) would educate people as to what independence truly means. Viva puerto rico libre!!!

PS. 50% supports the comonwealth 1% independence



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