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Support Grows for Demonstration Against Fiscal Management Board

By on July 9, 2016

SAN JUAN – The setup of a camp against the looming Financial Oversight & Management Board has increased in recent days, mainly with the support of more young people who stay overnight in front of the federal building on Chardón Avenue in Hato Rey.

“More people have come in solidarity and support. They’ve brought supplies, things to eat and resources,” camp spokesman Ibrahim López told Inter News Service.

“The movement of state police has reduced, it has been calmer, and we have seen…musicians and artists who have come to support us,” he said, adding that there are “workshops and activities on Promesa [acronym for the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act], colonialism and public debt.”

The tents that only recently were seen directly across the main gate of the federal building have increased in number and spread out.

“Support has increased. There have been more people willing to stay. We have also been supported by syndicates that have expressed their support and donated things, and also other organizations,” López said.

One of the main difficulties for the protesters, the spokesman said, has been the weather. It rained sporadically Saturday, for example. However, activities are planned for each day.

For Saturday, a cinema-forum will take place at 10 p.m., when a documentary, “Manos a la Obra,” will be played, and on Sunday the demonstration will include the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual community.


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