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2 Results / Achievements / Consequences
3 Famous protesters
4 Related Topics
BackgroundThe protests were led by Ruben Berrios, the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) President at the time, a lawyer with a doctorate in International Rights, and former Law professor at the University of Puerto Rico.
Berrios and other protesters squatted in Culebra for a few days. Some of them, including Berrios, were arrested and imprisoned for civil disobedience. The official charge was trespassing U.S. military territory.
Results / Achievements / ConsequencesBecause of the efforts done by the protesters, the U.S. Navy abandoned its facilities on Culebra.
|Ruben Berrios||Leader of the protests
PIP President at the time
Former candidate for Governor
|3 days after protests' start||3 months|