Walsh, Warren Express Solidarity, Denounce PR Governor Amid Scandal

Puerto Rico Protests

Protests in Puerto Rico on July 22. (Angel Valentin/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some Massachusetts officials expressed support for the people of Puerto Rico on Monday.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren both took to Twitter to show their solidarity after a week of demonstrations on the island.

Protesters have been calling for Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign following the release of controversial messages exchanged between the governor and his inner circle.

The messages, sent on the app Telegram, include Rossello using crude and offensive language about other politicians, and made light of Hurricane Maria.

Hashtags surrounding the movement include “#RickyRenuncia,” “#RickyLeaks,” and “#TelegramGate.”

In a tweet, Walsh wrote he denounces the behavior of Rossello and stands with his “fellow Americans as they protest the governor's repugnant comments and behavior.”

Warren tweeted she stands with the people of Puerto Rico as “they continue to make their voices heard.”

Protests in Boston and Worcester were also held Monday evening.

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