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Puerto Rico: Pro-independence protest held as US delegation visits San Juan03:57

Puerto Rico: Pro-independence protest held as US delegation visits San Juan

Puerto Rico, San Juan
March 16, 2019 at 12:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) held a demonstration to demand independence in San Juan on Friday, as a group of US legislators visited the US territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the recovery process from Hurricane Maria.

The demonstrators gathered outside Roberto Clemente Coliseum, where the US House Committee on Natural Resources held a first of its kind public listening session, with hundreds of people from all over the island participating in the event.

The pro-independence demonstrators held flags of the party and banners with slogans such as "It's never late for Puerto Rico to reclaim its liberty and sovereignty" and "No to colony."

A group of members of Statehood movement rallied nearby, urging Puerto Rico to become the 51st US state.

Puerto Rico: Pro-independence protest held as US delegation visits San Juan03:57
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The Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) held a demonstration to demand independence in San Juan on Friday, as a group of US legislators visited the US territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the recovery process from Hurricane Maria.

The demonstrators gathered outside Roberto Clemente Coliseum, where the US House Committee on Natural Resources held a first of its kind public listening session, with hundreds of people from all over the island participating in the event.

The pro-independence demonstrators held flags of the party and banners with slogans such as "It's never late for Puerto Rico to reclaim its liberty and sovereignty" and "No to colony."

A group of members of Statehood movement rallied nearby, urging Puerto Rico to become the 51st US state.

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