PressTV-DC protesters march in unity with Puerto Rico

Hundreds of protesters have marched in Washington, DC, to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico amid criticism that the Trump administration’s response has been inadequate. 

Dubbed “The Unity for Puerto Rico March,” the event was attended by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and politicians like Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, who said Puerto Rico had been neglected.

Waving the island territory’s red, white and blue flag, the protesters sang and chanted in unison: “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”, “Who’s in the house? Puerto Rico’s in the house!” and also repeating “The Jones Act has got to go.”

Addressing the rally, Gutierrez said the Trump administration’s lackluster help to Puerto Rico was “one of the gravest injustices that I have seen.” 

People carry signs during a protest for Puerto Rico on November 19, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

The lawmaker then took direct…

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