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Puerto Ricans on Delmarva Demand Rosello's Resignation

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SELBYVILLE, Del.- Puerto Ricans on Delmarva are keeping a close eye on the island's political crisis.

Protests continue in Puerto Rico as thousands demand governor Ricardo Rosello to resign, this, after a controversial chat between him and other government officials was leaked last week.
More than 900 pages of a private chat that shows Rosello making homophobic and misogynistic comments triggered a series of protests that have escalated to other cities in the United States.

Puerto Ricans who live on the peninsula say there's no way around it and Rosello needs to resign.

"My family and friends are there, they're going through a lot," says Jose Diaz, who has lived in Selbyville for seven years after leaving the island. Diaz says he fears things can escalate if Rosello doesn't step down.

"The people in Puerto Rico are tired of the situation. God knows what can happen, they're not gonna stop until he's gone," says Diaz.

In Cambridge, Leslie Rios and her family agree.

"No one respects him. He has lost the people trust," says Rios.

To support the demonstrations on the island they made signs that read "RickyRenuncia" or "RickyQuit".

"Seeing the messages and how they mocked our people. How they took our money, the corruption is appalling," says Rios. "There's no other choice Ricky, you have to quit."

Today governor Rosello and eleven of his aids have been ordered by federal authorities on the island to turn over their cellphones as the investigation of what's been called "chat-gate" continues in Puerto Rico.

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