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July 2, 2010

Velázquez on Violence at Puerto Rico’s Capitol

Washington, DC Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement on the violence at Puerto Rico’s capitol:

“The violent images that are being circulated through the Internet cannot bring anything but sorrow for the people injured and concern for the democratic values that the Puerto Rican society has historically cherished.

“It is my hope that all sides refrain from provoking violence and that an investigation be carried out swiftly and thoroughly to determine any abuses of authority by law enforcement officers.  Going forward, the political leadership of the island must work toward an empathetic and constructive dialogue, while tending to the people’s concerns.”