Tear Gas And Rage At Puerto Rico’s Massive Protests

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  • Published on Jul 24, 2019
  • Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his wife went on the offensive Monday in an attempt to do damage control after more than a week of protests on the island. But demonstrators didn’t seem to care: Hours later, they clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse a crowd that threw bottles and rocks.
    In a televised interview on Fox News on Monday, Rosselló was asked point-blank why he won’t resign, as the island’s protesters have repeatedly demanded. He tried to project that he understood why people were in the streets but that the best move for Puerto Rico was his continued leadership.
    “I’ve seen the protests. I’ve heard the people talk. I’ve had a process of introspection,” he told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “I’ve made a decision. I’m not going to run. I’m not going to seek reelection, that way I can focus on the job at hand.”
    Rosselló’s wife, Beatriz, also tried to save face Monday when she visited a women’s shelter in Arecibo hit hard by Hurricane Maria. The island’s lackluster hurricane response has, in part, fueled the protests, as well as a trove of leaked messages between the governor and 11 of his confidants - one of which joked about feeding dead bodies to crows in the wake of the storm.
    Rosselló has since apologized for the chats. Puerto Ricans aren’t convinced.
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  • VICE News
    VICE News  Month ago +15

    Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his wife went on the offensive Monday in an attempt to do damage control after more than a week of protests on the island.
    WATCH NEXT: The Women Leading The Puerto Rico Protests - ruclip.com/video/daJ0Nx8pnkc/video.html

    • Joey Accetti
      Joey Accetti Month ago +2

      Mostly Present No we want to become a state because we have been a colony for over 100 years and we fight in every single war since World War I , did you know Puerto Rico sends more people to more per state than any state in the union and we have a bigger population than 21 states in the union ,we pay federal taxes we pay Social Security and we pay Medicaid and Medicare taxation without representation you don’t know your history of Puerto Rico so don’t be ignorant

    • Bearly Listening
      Bearly Listening Month ago

      Sun Tzu You think Republicans in America want Puerto Rico to become a state? 🤣 We don't want anything to do with Puerto Rico. Progressives want Puerto Rico to become a state so they can have two more liberal senators and make it easier for Democrats to win the White House.

    • Sun Tzu
      Sun Tzu Month ago

      @Bearly Listening My government? Who are you even talking about? The New Progressives are a pro-US party that want PR to become a US state. What progressive would ever want that?

    • Bearly Listening
      Bearly Listening Month ago

      Juan Montanez The election wasn't overturned. You just have a different member of the new progressive party running your island into the ground.

    • Bearly Listening
      Bearly Listening Month ago

      Sun Tzu Your corrupt government is run by members of the new progressive party. But you haven't learned your lesson, so you'll probably elect someone even farther to the left that will chase all the businesses out with threats of new taxation.

  • 5feetgoaround fullflapsC150

    The Rosello's PNP's went to meetings of Republican governors with Donald Trump. Republican Governors Meetings. Yes.. At those meetings Rosello's mentioned the issue of statehood for Puerto Rico (Even when PR's didnt want that). A DEMOCRAT he was not. HE WAS LYING.. Democrats dont go to far away Republicans Governors meetings many times.
    Big partisan proof. PNP party are real USA Republican Party supporters while saying are USA Democrat party supporters when in Puerto Rico . Dam swindlers. PNP party lied and robbed PR 1950's to 1999 progress. Thats all.

  • Red Pilled Rican
    Red Pilled Rican Month ago

    The thumbnail looks like a cover for the new purge movie.

  • Irock 56
    Irock 56 Month ago

    I just lost respect for PR!

  • Blacka Đøn
    Blacka Đøn Month ago

    First the Spaniards then the Americans that's 525 years being ruled by others having somebody else rule over you am wordering when are these people going to grow some balls and demand their independence they should not be so surprised that there's a lot of corruption on the island being ruled by the Americans they shouldn't be so surprised. Am Glad the Caribbean island Nations that my parents are from are independent and have been for over 50 years am glad none of the are a Puerto Rico glad there not colonial possessions Rule and governed by the "United States" independence is the best way to go.

    • Aracelis Morales Garcia de Ramos
      Aracelis Morales Garcia de Ramos Month ago

      Like we haven't tried..... One shouldn't talk about what one doesn't know or understand. Calladito te ves mas bonito ignoramus!

  • M A
    M A Month ago +1

    The whole of the US needs to do this. Get the establishment, the neoliberals and the fascists out of power. The US is a failed state and regime change is needed.

  • Martin Tapia
    Martin Tapia Month ago +1

    Independence for Puerto Rico 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷

  • gangster gandalf
    gangster gandalf Month ago +1

    does puerto rico officially speak speak spanish im not an american so i dont know shit

  • HiLovefor3 Vegan
    HiLovefor3 Vegan Month ago

    Stand strong Puerto Rico🇵🇷

  • lego spiderman 200
    lego spiderman 200 Month ago

    He has to be impeached

  • Claudio Paolo
    Claudio Paolo Month ago

    next the ricans are tryna make it a state huh?

  • Stan Grommet
    Stan Grommet Month ago

    The same will soon happen in Russia. Completely the same situation.

  • Renzo Tata
    Renzo Tata Month ago +1

    i have always wondered, does puerto riqueños feel part of the USA? if it is not, why dont they get independence? or are they happy to be a vassal state of the us

  • Ben Yoshi
    Ben Yoshi Month ago

    Who cares about P.R.

  • BOONIQUE
    BOONIQUE Month ago

    Beautiful Spanish speaking black people. Stop electing European elitist puppets.

    • BOONIQUE
      BOONIQUE Month ago

      Joey- The Label "black" has nothing to do with skin color. It's genesis is classism. Yes, you are mixed to different Degrees just like Afro Americans. The president let you know what class you're in during that hurricane. P R is just your nationality. We don't rep our nationality like you do. We rep our classifications. Please P R is more united than the U.S. and that's good.

    • Joey Accetti
      Joey Accetti Month ago

      BOONIQUE It’s not a skin color thing ,I am from Isabela Puerto Rico I have family who are white with blue eyes and can’t tan and family Like my grandma who is black with an Afro, it shouldn’t be about color we are all Puerto Ricans 🇵🇷 one people

  • You Tube
    You Tube Month ago

    esoooo, Ricardo rosello renunciooooo💀!

  • Hunter x craft
    Hunter x craft Month ago +2

    Damn shes stupid "u can work 24 hours a week an only get 170 dollars." thats what the minimum wage is no wonder she isnt being paid more she cant do math

  • Феликс Феликс

    Russia supperts

  • Child of Horus
    Child of Horus Month ago

    You Ricans are just cowards. The whole Venezuela and Haiti excuse is so damn tired. Did Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St Lucia end up like those two countries? No... You ppl just wanna be on Uncle Sam's lap. Oh well. Gentrification is coming to PR....

  • Christopher Garriga

    Hey Vice News... you must do better with your headlines. "Tear gas and Rage"? The protests were 99.9% non-violent and yet your headlines make it seems like our people were raging. Where are the burned out buildings? Sports team celebrations are more rage filled, and yet headlines like yours make people who don't know better scared of Puerto Rico. It's a beautiful place with loving and welcoming people. The protests were more of a party than a raged filled protest.

  • Pedro J. Gonzalez
    Pedro J. Gonzalez Month ago

    Ricky te sacamoos!!!!
    Arriba Boriken!!
    Abajo la junta! Auditoria a la deuda!!

  • Trajan Trajan
    Trajan Trajan Month ago +1

    Single mother decides to protest and claim she pays her electricity every three months well that seems like her priorities are confused. But yeah screw this governor.

  • jose pagan
    jose pagan Month ago +1

    The real question is by the governor of PR quitting is that gonna solve the problem? In my opinion as a Boricua born but raised in the USA I say no

    • Johan Reillo
      Johan Reillo Month ago +1

      So then let him be governor then smh🤦🏽‍♂️

    • Idalis Idalgo
      Idalis Idalgo Month ago +1

      jose pagan us here in the island, we gone get everyone out of the power who doesn’t deserve to be in power

  • brennan clarahan
    brennan clarahan Month ago

    Vice news? More like Mice Poos 🐭 💩 morons. He resigned and Trump got it done, not these Antifa

  • billy kobilca
    billy kobilca Month ago +3

    Resigns.. whos next in line? There's no vice governor... it goes down the line and the rest of elected officials are under FIB INVESTIGATION or INDITED. ITZ all screwed up.

  • DeJulius Caesar
    DeJulius Caesar Month ago +1

    Complains about unfair wages, yet carries a Burton backpack, which costs way over $100. Yeah, I totally feel for you girl, poor you... smh

    • DeJulius Caesar
      DeJulius Caesar Month ago

      @Hammster Wonder Cheeks Yeah, I'm aware. But those markets focus on fashion brands (Supreme, Armani, DG, etc). I have never seen a counterfeit Burton or any other snowboarding apparel on those kinds of markets because they are not pop culture apparel and target a very specific group of consumers. Which is exactly why i conclude that it is indeed authentic, and that girl simply has her priorities in the wrong. Bitches about the lack of money, yet wears expensive ass clothing.

    • Hammster Wonder Cheeks
      Hammster Wonder Cheeks Month ago

      There's a lot of "markets" in PR right now. You can get a $1500 iwatch for $30 off a crackhead at those marketplaces, just don't ask where he got it

  • Gêröń PR
    Gêröń PR Month ago +2

    We need to get every PNP and PPD member put of the politics of Puerto Rico.

  • Alj Mansay
    Alj Mansay Month ago

    What is Gordon Ramsay doing in this protest?

  • vsboy 25
    vsboy 25 Month ago

    It’s a violent land

  • SpaceOrbison
    SpaceOrbison Month ago

    I just realized with all the fucking taxes that we pay why do we have to pay for power?

  • Mister Kekahuna
    Mister Kekahuna Month ago +18

    PUERTO RICAN PEOPLE WE STAND WITH YOU.NATIVE HAWAII.💯👊 CORRUPT OFFICIAL'S ARE SHAMEFUL. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ! 👑🙌🙋‍♂️

  • anything, really
    anything, really Month ago

    Thanks for talking about this. I was there, the day when it happened... PUERTO RICO FOREVER!! XX

  • Jake Topaz
    Jake Topaz Month ago

    More Lazy Latinos, in Puerto Rico

  • biggsdarklight
    biggsdarklight Month ago +1

    Yo for anyone watching this. THE MOTHERFUCKER RESIGNED! The protests worked and this is just the begining.

  • POLLARDMANIA
    POLLARDMANIA Month ago

    Dont just quite...LEAVE THE ISLAND ..SEND HIM OFF ISLAND AND CAN NEVER RETURN

  • Reinaldo Guerra
    Reinaldo Guerra Month ago +6

    We need to do this in Cuba 🇨🇺

  • Cyndi Lou
    Cyndi Lou Month ago +5

    Excellent report! But hey great news PUERTO RICO WINS! The governor just resigned hours ago! We got more work to do, we do need to fight colonialism. Tomorrow another Paro Nacional, 9pm
    AUDIT THE DEBT 🔥

  • Samuel Pineda
    Samuel Pineda Month ago +1

    Where is the us in this trump take over bro control this fus

  • hiram viera
    hiram viera Month ago

    AMERICA it's Time to Wake up, Remove from Power, All Corrupt politicians, They ALL Getting Richer and Richer, Example #1 The CLINTONS $2 BUSH FAMILY, # 3 OBAMA FAMILY, AND AFTER THEY ALL LEAVE OFFICE, THEY ALL HANG TOGETHER. BUSH, OBAMA, CLINTON, ALL OF THEM .DRINK AND PARTY TOGETHER. WAKE UP AMERICA. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡🤧🤧🤧🤧🤮

  • Williedamaris
    Williedamaris Month ago +5

    I really think that the biggest mistake was letting Puerto Ricans choose their government, since the first to the latest governers was that worst choice of all times.

  • hiram viera
    hiram viera Month ago +3

    Americans Should use Puerto Ricans as their Example, To fight against corruption in the united STATES GOVERNMENT, IT'S ABOUT TIME FOR US . WE THE PEOPLE TO STAND UP, AND FIGHT THE CORRUPTION IN THE WHITE HOUSE. KICK OUT THE CORRUPTED POLITICIAN. IT'S TIME FOR US. REMOVE PELOSI AND THE 4 SQUAD. 😂😂😂😂😵😵😵😵😠😠😡

  • Alexander Bucks
    Alexander Bucks Month ago +1

    Another Czar Nicholas II

  • Williedamaris
    Williedamaris Month ago +1

    Rosello your the best.
    Stay it's not your fault.

  • Robert Moray
    Robert Moray Month ago +13

    TEAR IT DOWN. respect from Canada

  • exiled
    exiled Month ago

    Zombie land Puerto Rico

  • 181baddog
    181baddog Month ago +4

    It's not a problem of Puerto Rico, it is a full out American problem(as they are actually part of America). All of our politicians are extremely out of touch with the civilian population and is completely corrupt. Glad to see you are exercising your rights and protesting to remove a publid official. THEY WORK FOR US!!

  • Number Eight or Nine?

    took the people long enough to realize they were getting fucked, seems some americans like it rough though

  • Celtic Revival / Adfywiad Celtaidd

    USA like mother England cant help colonising other places and leaving them to rot ... ffs
    Then again where is Puerto Rico's original imperial mother Spain?

  • Y Sanchez
    Y Sanchez Month ago +1

    they're still wining about why the U.S invaded Puerto Rico 1889....still under this mentality, and yet they will run to the U.S and still complain or forget about the island..seen it too many times and that's why I left to the states many years ago....it doesn't really matter how many years pass ,another administration will take over and still same problem ...

  • Y Sanchez
    Y Sanchez Month ago +2

    so much power of voice , but never been done before , Soo many actors , musicians , complaining about one guy who and many other administration , why don't the people do this for other things , like how many cars are being sold in the Island too exesively, how many towns are home out of the map , no activity in towns , farming taken over by private companies that are from the U.S....the mass killings of animals (Dogs , cats ,and horses)...

  • Sebastian Martinez
    Sebastian Martinez Month ago

    Dont understand what destroying your own community does for you. Puerto rico is small im sure they can find him and take him hostage or just wack him.

    • Sylvia Vazquez
      Sylvia Vazquez Month ago

      Sebastian Martinez Get him to reaign like he just did😂💖

  • Paulette Stewart
    Paulette Stewart Month ago +1

    Hello Governor the people don't want you. GTFO...

  • chaosXpert
    chaosXpert Month ago +1

    Hard to believe this is the USA

  • Keith  Robertson
    Keith Robertson Month ago +19

    Yes the U.S. should let PR go it's own way. Grant them their independence.

    • Keith  Robertson
      Keith Robertson Month ago

      @angeli 007 So you wouldn't personally cast your vote for independence at this time? What if the issues you mentioned could be rectified? If PR could get to A place where you could go it alone then, I presume, you would say yes?

    • Keith  Robertson
      Keith Robertson Month ago

      @Agustin D. I never stated they should be forced to leave. Of course the will of the people should be respected.

    • angeli 007
      angeli 007 Month ago +2

      Invade us. Take our lands. Do things like operation Bootstrap to abuse of our labor. Give us citizenship and not let us vote for the president and still make us pay taxes. Bring US companies and give them freedom to do whatever without paying us what they would pay in the US. Yeah saying we should be independent is stupid. The US took everything that we could us to be independent as a nation.

    • Joshua Fernandez
      Joshua Fernandez Month ago

      PR should of been a state like Hawaii instead of a colony since 1917.

    • Marcel Rodriguez
      Marcel Rodriguez Month ago

      Yea i dont think PR wants to lose all the benefits and lose the US dollar aswell lol

  • Full Tilt Boogie
    Full Tilt Boogie Month ago +1

    Why are they protesting? Haven't they gotten enough welfare n food stamps from U.S.

    • hiram viera
      hiram viera Month ago

      A hole I Don't know How Old are you? Educate yourself Then you can talk. Over 41 million Americans are living, under poverty line. I Travel all over the country, on the Back Roads of AMERICA, LOTS OF DIRT ROADS EXIST IN DIFFERENT STATES LIKE MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA,OKLAHOMA, MONTANA, TEXAS, ETC., ETC.. AND MILLIONS OF WHITE PEOPLE ARE IN FOOD STAMPS PROGRAMS. HAVE YOU EVER HEAR ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS? LOTS OF PEOPLE THERE EATS SQUIRRELS AND OTHERS ANIMALS. NOT CLEAN ANIMALS. BEFORE YOU TALK. LEARN FROM THE MASTERS. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. 😁😁😁😁😁😁😂🤣

    • Full Tilt Boogie
      Full Tilt Boogie Month ago

      @Kiara Sybeth
      Ok then teach me

    • Kiara Sybeth
      Kiara Sybeth Month ago

      Because the government is taking the money that is supposed to go to welfare and food stamps that people are not getting and they actually need. If you’d like to learn more about our reality here I can teach you. Besides the US takes way more from us than we receive from the mainland.

    • Ungido 79
      Ungido 79 Month ago

      Wow a dog talking 🐶🐒

  • Jared H
    Jared H Month ago +1

    ¡Que Viva Puerto Rico!

  • WaNNa lil ganja g
    WaNNa lil ganja g Month ago

    500$ a month in a shit country is great

  • Arnav Chadha
    Arnav Chadha Month ago

    Tear gas, u mean spicy air?

  • POC Skellington
    POC Skellington Month ago

    Asi mismo puñeta

  • Joshua Camacho
    Joshua Camacho Month ago

    Ricky Renuncia