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Some 200 protest debt adjustment plan outside federal court


Some 200 protesters gathered in front of the federal court building in Hato Rey on Monday to protest the debt adjustment plan as confirmation hearings on the plan got underway inside.

By The Star Staff


Around 200 protesters gathered in front of the federal court building in Hato Rey on Monday to protest the debt adjustment plan (PDA by its Spanish initials) as confirmation hearings on the PDA, presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain, got underway inside.


At the protest, called “Against the PDA” and led by the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP), citizens raised their voices in rejection of the possible approval of the bankruptcy of Puerto Rico.


“That adjustment plan, that legislation will continue to impoverish this country,” said PIP Rep. Denis Márquez Lebrón during the protest. “The social and economic bankruptcy will continue. And there are some accomplices who always work and legislate to destroy this country and have a first and last name: they are the ‘penepés’ and the ‘populares’ who always agree to destroy this country.”


For his part, former PIP gubernatorial candidate Juan Dalmau Ramírez declared “not a glass of water to the enemy.”


“Today is not a day of speeches, it is a day of action,” he said. “There are people who are willing to fight at the polls, in the streets, in the universities; it fills us with hope because it is a path to triumph.”


“We deserve a dignified retirement,” added Eva Prados from Let’s Build Another Agreement, who also requested that the citizens’ will to audit the debt be respected.

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