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Pro-statehooders plan march in Washington

Sen. Keren Riquelme

By The Star Staff

New Progressive Party (NPP) Sen. Keren Riquelme, along with NPP Rep. José Aponte Hernández, on Sunday announced a march in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14 to support statehood.

“To emphasize the need for equality, statehood, we have developed a demonstration, in the form of a march through various areas of Washington, D.C., in order to impress upon congressmen, as well as members of the executive branch and the public in general, that Puerto Rico wants permanent union with our nation, the United States, and that can only be achieved through statehood,” Riquelme said in a written statement.

“This is a joint effort between members of the NPP and several statehood organizations that have said yes to the call for this demonstration in favor of equal rights, of statehood for Puerto Rico. We have been working hard to outline the parameters and details of this march and we are sure that it will be an impressive event for everyone.”

The march, which is scheduled for 10 a.m., will depart from the north area of the U.S. Capitol and end at the National Mall.

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