…. ” demand the immediate de-colonization of Puerto Rico.”
#StandWithPuertoRico … Yes!!
Thousands of individuals and organizations swept through San Juan on Saturday, June 18, to demand the immediate de-colonization of Puerto Rico.
The massive crowd convened near the Governor’s mansion, directly in front of the historic La Princesa prison, where Don Pedro Albizu Campos was jailed and tortured for his independence beliefs.
La Princesa is now the Puerto Rico Bureau of Tourism building.
A typical US news report of this overwhelming June 18 event undercounted the crowd, alleging that “hundreds” rather than thousands participated.
It also referred to the marchers and organizers as “bankrupt Puerto Ricans,” and claimed that the island “enjoys independence in most issues, but still answers to Washington on matters of foreign relations.”
Perhaps this reporter was not familiar with the Jones Act, the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the US Bankruptcy Code, the PROMESA bill, the Financial Control Board, the plenary jurisdiction of US Congress…
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