Rallying for Puerto Rico

June 8, 2018 15 photos
  • UPROSE’s Elizabeth Yeampierre told the crowd assembled June 2 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City that “[i]t should be a horror to the world that 5,000 people died under a government that didn’t care enough to find out people were burying family members in their backyard!”

    All photos courtesy Daniel Efram, ©2018 Efram Photography

  • Protesters at the June 2 rally in New York demanded a true accounting of the death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The number on the sign on the left represents an estimated death toll based on the findings from a recent study out of Harvard.

  • Protesters raise the Puerto Rican flag, and their fists, in support of the storm-battered island.

  • Signage at the June 2 protest at the United Nations building made use of the #AuditPR hashtag.

  • A demonstrator makes a show of support for Puerto Rico and the opposite for President Donald Trump.

  • Two protesters comfort each other at the New York rally on June 2.

  • A woman hoists a super-sized flag of Puerto Rico at the New York rally.

  • UPROSE’s executive director spoke at Saturday’s event.

  • Activist Sarsour, co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March, also addressed the crowd gathered near the United Nations building in New York City.

  • Intercept Editor in Chief Betsy Reed made opening remarks at Wednesday’s “The Battle for Paradise” event at Cooper Union in New York City.

  • From left, “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan González, Puerto Rican environmental activist Katia Avilés-Vázquez, author Naomi Klein, UPROSE Executive Director Elizabeth Yeampierre, and Edwin Morales, vice president of the Puerto Rico Teachers Federation, formed the panel at Cooper Union on Wednesday night.

  • Klein’s new book, “The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists,” provided a jumping-off point for Wednesday’s discussion.

  • The “Democracy Now!” journalist reminded the crowd that “it is Puerto Rico that is our colony,” as Avilés-Vázquez listened.

  • Wednesday night’s panel about Puerto Rico, co-sponsored by The Intercept and Haymarket Books, appeared before a packed venue at New York’s Cooper Union.