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:
@JoshuaPotash @sarahkendzior Fuck yeah! Puerto Rico knows what's up!— Fred (@Fred) 1579820809.0
.@noticel | Los manifestantes cargan la guillotina de camno a La Fortaleza. https://t.co/vy8m4Vszrm— Adriana De Jesús Salamán (@Adriana De Jesús Salamán) 1579819499.0
.@noticel | "Wanda Vázquez dice que no se va. Es verdad, porque la vamos a sacar", dicen por el altavoz y que recib… https://t.co/Yrn7yU9mDE— Adriana De Jesús Salamán (@Adriana De Jesús Salamán) 1579814703.0
Guillotine with Puerto Rico’s black flag of resistance in front of the capitol building. 📸: @SarahMolinari https://t.co/Mw7UtQl1MM— J.Meléndez-Badillo (@J.Meléndez-Badillo) 1579815570.0
A Puerto Rican guillotine of the resistance flag. Worth noting, Puerto Rico has one of the highest indices of incom… https://t.co/9XOoAsGl9r— Arelis R. Hernández (@Arelis R. Hernández) 1579814335.0
This is a depraved unforgivable act! And the symbol of the guillotine in front of the Governor’s mansion is very… https://t.co/MRT2J0bT5V— Terry Iacone (@Terry Iacone) 1579783864.0
@Tactical_review I read the guillotine was in Puerto Rico. Protesters calling for the removal of government officia… https://t.co/RlqmYnggHX— brian south (@brian south) 1579794900.0