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Streets Of San Juan A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Governor To Resign

Some of Puerto Rico's biggest stars attended, and tensions ratcheted up later when protesters burst through a barricade at the governor's mansion and security forces fired tear gas at the crowd.
Demonstrators protest against Ricardo Rossello, the Governor of Puerto Rico, on Wednesday in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Source: Joe Raedle

Some of Puerto Rico's biggest stars rallied a crowd of many thousands in San Juan on Wednesday calling on the island's governor, Ricardo Rossellรณ, to resign. It was the fifth day in a row of protests following a leak of hundreds of pages of misogynistic and homophobic texts between the governor and his main advisers.

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