Puerto Rico

Successful Expropriation of Arms from Police Station in Guayama, Puerto Rico

From AMW English along with additional MSM translation of a text via El Nuevo Día at the end via anonymous submission to Anarchist News

Following a series of uprisings that began last weekend in Puerto Rico, police in Guayama woke on Thursday morning to discover that their station had been raided. A total of thirty pistols, eighteen rifles, and approximately 4,000 rounds of ammunition had been successfully expropriated. A message threatening Governor Rosselló was found on a wall in the storage room from which these arms were taken.

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