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Puerto Rico: Protesters unwilling to accept justice secretary as next governor02:24

Puerto Rico: Protesters unwilling to accept justice secretary as next governor

Puerto Rico, San Juan
July 30, 2019 at 03:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Despite the looming resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, protests were still ongoing as rally-goers targeted Rossello's successor-apparent Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez in San Juan on Monday.

Protesters banged on pots and pans as they gathered outside Vazquez's office building to voice their discontent.

"This lady cannot be the governor, she does not want to be the governor, we have to have transparency here," said a protester after Vazquez said she did not want the job in a Tweet on Sunday.

Rossello faced calls to resign since Puerto Rico's Centre for Investigative Journalism published a chat between the governor and 11 top aides in which he referred to New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as a "whore", while Puerto Rican official Christian Sobrino Vega joked about shooting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and mocked Ricky Martin's sexuality.

Puerto Rico: Protesters unwilling to accept justice secretary as next governor02:24
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Despite the looming resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, protests were still ongoing as rally-goers targeted Rossello's successor-apparent Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez in San Juan on Monday.

Protesters banged on pots and pans as they gathered outside Vazquez's office building to voice their discontent.

"This lady cannot be the governor, she does not want to be the governor, we have to have transparency here," said a protester after Vazquez said she did not want the job in a Tweet on Sunday.

Rossello faced calls to resign since Puerto Rico's Centre for Investigative Journalism published a chat between the governor and 11 top aides in which he referred to New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as a "whore", while Puerto Rican official Christian Sobrino Vega joked about shooting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and mocked Ricky Martin's sexuality.

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