It was late Wednesday in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico when Governor Ricardo Rossello announced he will resign, via social media.
The demonstrations demanding his resignation started after leaked private messages showed the governor making derogatory comments about his constituents. Many were also angry at suggestions he misused public funds.
Nitza Soledad Perez reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Celebratory rally begins in Puerto Rico. The governor stepped down after 12 days of civil disobedience and massive protests against his administration. #RickyRenuncio #RickySeFue @cgtnamerica pic.twitter.com/2OrrM7r1gX
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