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US: Thousands rally in support of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico 02:45

US: Thousands rally in support of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

United States, Washington D.C.
November 19, 2017 at 22:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of people rallied on Capitol Hill on Sunday calling for greater support for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. A line-up of speakers featured grassroots activists and officials, including the US Representative from the state of Illinois Luis Gutierrez who slammed US President Donald Trump for showing a lack of support to Puerto Rico following the hurricane two months ago.Activist urged the government to repeal the Jones act and to cancel Puerto Rico's 73 billion dollars debt.The creator and original star of Broadway show "Hamilton" Lin Manuel Miranda was seen marching with the crowd, he stated, "The decisions being made about Puerto Rico are being made here and it is important we show up and say we are here and that we are American Citizens."

US: Thousands rally in support of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico 02:45
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Thousands of people rallied on Capitol Hill on Sunday calling for greater support for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. A line-up of speakers featured grassroots activists and officials, including the US Representative from the state of Illinois Luis Gutierrez who slammed US President Donald Trump for showing a lack of support to Puerto Rico following the hurricane two months ago.Activist urged the government to repeal the Jones act and to cancel Puerto Rico's 73 billion dollars debt.The creator and original star of Broadway show "Hamilton" Lin Manuel Miranda was seen marching with the crowd, he stated, "The decisions being made about Puerto Rico are being made here and it is important we show up and say we are here and that we are American Citizens."

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