Guillotine carried by governor’s mansion as Puerto Rico protests escalate dramatically
Puerto Rico protesters (Photo: Screen capture)

Puerto Ricans continue to rise up against leaders of their country as disaster relief and resources remain kept from those who need it most.


Since last month, the American territory has been dealing with near-non-stop earthquakes on the south side of the island. But it has only been recently that they were able to gain access to emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday.

"Residents were irate when two warehouses — one in the southern city of Ponce and another near San Juan — were found to be filled with thousands of abandoned supplies, apparently never used after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017," AFP reported this week.

While residents were already furious about the hurricane relief being held up in 2018, now they're faced with it happening again.

It's for that reason they took to the streets on Thursday. According to those posting on Twitter, the fury was evident when protesters began carrying a guillotine to the governor's mansion.

You can see videos and photos from the protest below: