As private messages leaked from the telegram account of Ricardo Roselló, protest emerged all of the United States in solidarity with the island of Puerto Rico. Roselló’s private messages being exposed would be a nightmare for any politician but accompanied with ongoing attempts to recover from disasters and a financial crisis, it would prove too much for even the most seasoned elected official. All of this has Puerto Ricans across the U.S. calling for the Governor to resign.
These protesters gathered from all over the city to voice frustration not only with Ricardo Roselló but with the United States government as a whole. Many considered the control the U.S. Has over Puerto Rico to be no different than the colonial relationship America had with Britain.