Puerto Rican demonstrations are expected to kick off this week as anger continues to embroil the U.S. territory over the governor’s alleged corruption.
The protests were expected to continue Monday in San Juan with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets in an effort to push Governor Ricardo Rosselló out of office.
For days, Puerto Ricans have been protesting in an effort to entice Rosselló to step down after an online chat was leaked depicting the governor insulting women and those devastated by Hurricane Maria.
The chat involved the app Telegram and involved the governor and other members of the administration.
Meanwhile, federal corruption charges continue to loom involving several of the island’s government officials.
This comes just one day after Rosselló posted a Facebook video notifying his constituents he would not seek reelection.
He went on to say he would not step down as governor, but he did clarify he would not continue to lead the pro-statehood party.
He continued by highlighting he has apologized in the past and recognized he has made mistakes during his time in office.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets since the scandal has erupted while the Facebook video did little to quell the people’s response.
Impeachment proceedings to oust the governor have already taken hold within the territory’s legislative branch.