Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today’s Video: Protesting in Puerto Rico

One week ago we mentioned that students at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) engaged in acts of civil disobedience in protest against plans by the commonwealth's government to boost school fees. (UPR students were obligated to pay the $800 fee, which roughly triples tuition, or else they would risk losing their enrollment).

Since our post last Wednesday student demonstrations continued and a new set of civil disobedience protests took place yesterday and today. One of these actions occurred this morning when thirty students engaged in a "silent protest" while wearing tape over their mouths. Meanwhile, police have been sent to monitor the protests outside of the UPR though hopefully things won't get out of hand much like what happened last month.

The following video comes from a teleSUR news report on yesterday's protests:

Online Sources -, The Latin Americanist, Global Voices
Video Source - teleSUR via YouTube

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