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Crowds in San Juan firecrackers and flooded the streets, cheering and waving Puerto Rican flags Wednesday, moments after learning that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló had announced, out of the office getting a divorce.
Personalities of public life, including the 2020 democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Puerto Rican-American playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, shared the video of the mass celebrations that followed after Rosselló announced on the official Fortaleza de PR Facebook page, he would resign, effective Friday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m.
PUERTO RICO ‘ S GOVERNOR TO RESIGN IN THE MIDST OF THE PROTESTS OVER THE LEAKED OBSCENE ONLINE CHATS
Crowds gathered in the streets of San Juan broke out in cheers, waved flags and started singing a celebratory “Olé” after hearing the news. Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas shared video, taken a few moments after the Puerto Ricans heard Rosselló resignation announcement on their mobile phones.
“Fireworks. Cheers. Hugs. Pots and pans banging. Old San Juan, breaks in the celebration after @Ricardo Rossello occurs in the eve of Puerto Rico’s Constitution day. @foxnews is here.” Llenas wrote.
A video tweeted by Nick Brown, a Reuters journalist, shows, balcony, shots of a euphoric crowd on the street, while fireworks burst in the sky over San Juan in the background.
“BREAKING: It’s official. @Ricardo Rossello 2 will come in effect. August. The protesters, light, fireworks, erupt in euphoric jubilation. Here’s the moment you find out, their cries heard, fraught as they are, were. That Ricky resignedly. #Ricky renuncia #Puerto Rico” Brown wrote.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Puerto Rican-American playwright famous for creating and starring in the Broadway hit, ” Hamilton said,” have retweeted Brown’s video. “Look at the fireworks,” he wrote.
Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders Brown ‘ s have retweeted the video and wrote: “I congratulate the millions of people in Puerto Rico who came together, demanding the resignation of Governor Rosselló. If we stand together there is nothing we can’t achieve.”
The Governor of the withdrawal announcement came after more than a week of massive protests calling for his sacking over leaked obscene, anti-women online chat. The leaked discussions, reports leaked that the Governor showed himself mocking-women, homosexuals, political opponents and victims of hurricane Maria.
People celebrate outside the governor’s mansion La Fortaleza, according to Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced that he is resigning. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
The locals hear that on a smartphone, the pre-recorded message from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s announcement that he will exit Aug. 2, after weeks of protests against the leaked obscene, anti-women online chats leaked, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, 24. July 2019. (Associated Press)
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On Monday, Rosselló Fox News said that he took responsibility for the corruption allegations, said of his own people, but he would not resign. Over the weekend, he said he would not choice to be again.
Fox News’ Bryan Llenas, Andrew O’reilly, Brie Stimson, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.