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Bad Bunny puts tour on pause to join protests in Puerto Rico

Leaked government messages sparks protests and riots in the capital of Puerto Rico
Jul 17, 2019 – 12:21 PM EDT

Bad Bunny is applauding the people of Puerto Rico who are standing up in protest are demanding that Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign immediately. That is why on Wednesday (July 17), Bad Bunny has put his tour on pause and is joining the people in the streets of Puerto Rico in protest the governor. There are even protests in Washington D.C. and New York City.

This past weekend, 889 pages of a group chat via the Telegram app between Rosselló and associates of his executive team were published publically. This resulted in a wave of protests and doubs about decisions their own government made.

In some of the chat messages show vulgar references in regards to Ricky Martin's sexuality and threatened to take out Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Right after the post, Bad Bunny posted a 10-minute video to Instagram.

"This is about respect, to all Puerto Ricans. I live in Puerto Rico, my family lives in Puerto Rico, my friend. What happens in Puerto Rico matters to me. I have the right to speak and every Puerto Rican has the right to go out on the street."

Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló released a statement saying that he respects the protesters but has not addressed the call for his resignation.