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Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September, ravaging the US territory's infrastructure. "We have men and women in Puerto Rico who are suffering. The restrictions were eventually waived for Puerto Rico, but were blamed for slowing the disaster relief response. "This is another instance where Puerto Rico always gets the short end of the stick." "We came out... to protest what's going on, the lack of support for Puerto Rico from the United States government," Negron said.
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Protesters marched Sunday in Washington in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, criticizing the lackluster US response to the storm and calling for reform. Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September, ravaging the US territory's infrastructure. Messina added 'We need to abolish the Jones Act, we need to remove the debt, we need to make Puerto Rico great again.' 'Tweet Puerto Rico With Respect,' read another sign, an apparent reference to Trump's at-times vitriolic Twitter responses to criticism of his handling of the disaster. 'This is another instance where Puerto Rico always gets the short end of the stick.'
- Puerto Rico Unity March draws demonstrators in rally for disaster aid
Demonstrators packed the Mall on Sunday for a Unity March in support of disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. By afternoon, hundreds had amassed in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the Unity March for Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/jOlo0qoVvy — Kellie Meyer (@KellieMeyerNews) November 19, 2017Evelyn Mejil, Sunday’s event organizer, said the demonstration was a powerful display of unity behind the efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly referred to as the Jones Act, was a popular target of the speakers and rally attendees. The White House asked Congress last week for $44 billion in disaster aid for hurricane-ravaged areas in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida.