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Southwest Floridians celebrating Puerto Rican governor resignation

Posted: 10:17 PM, Jul 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-25 22:17:44-04

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fl. -- Puerto Ricans dancing in the streets was the scene last night after Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation.

This comes after over a week of protests stemming from leaked texts from Rossello and his inner circle.

According to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, after Puerto Rico and New York, Florida is home to the most Puerto Ricans in the country.

As you can imagine, many of them joined their fellow Puerto Ricans in protesting Rossello's misconduct including here in Southwest Florida, celebrating after he announced his resignation.

"We are celebrating the fact that Puerto Rico, the youth of Puerto Rico basically, they were able to help the governor of Puerto Rico with the decision to quit his job, and we are celebrating this new opportunity for Puerto Rico, the people have spoken, and we are celebrating that," said Marilyn Santiago.

La Casita Boricua in North Fort Myers hosted Thursday nights event, a bigger party will be held this Saturday starting at 2pm.