United States woman wearing Puerto Rico shirt harassed as police looks on

  • United States woman wearing Puerto Rico shirt harassed as police looks on

United States woman wearing Puerto Rico shirt harassed as police looks on

"All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves", the department tweeted.

"Officer, I'm renting - I paid for a permit for this area, I do not feel comfortable with him here, is there anything you can do?" she said. He asks her if she is an American citizen, to which she responds that she is.

The U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a territory in 1899. "(There are thousands of people in Puerto Rico without power that would beg to differ.) "... The man resumes his abuse, saying: "You're not American, if you were American you wouldn't wear that. Please, officer", she says.

"I believe this officer did not do this duty, and I will not accept anything other than this officer's termination", Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo said. "You're not gonna change us, you know that?" he says, insinuating that she is an interloper. You're not going to change the United States of America.

"Are you a citizen?" She wrote on Facebook, "the man was charged and left handcuffed in the back of a squad auto". A 2017 Morning Consult poll of 2,200 U.S. adults found that 46 percent didn't know that people born in Puerto Rico are citizens.

Irizarry's brother intervened to stop the man from following her.

The unidentified "intoxicated" man who accosted the woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

A woman was harassed by a man in an IL park for wearing a shirt displaying the Puerto Rican flag.

Mia Irizarry, who said she had rented a forest preserve pavilion for a birthday party, posted the 36-minute video to her Facebook page on June 14.

Facebook A woman was attacked by this man at a park near Chicago because she was wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt.

Irizzary then begins to talk to her Facebook Live viewers, saying: 'As you can see the police are not even, he's not even grabbing him'.

After the video went viral this week, Cook County Forest Preserves announced on Twitter that authorities had assigned the officer to desk duty and explained that the harasser had been intoxicated during the altercation.

Irizarry can be heard saying that Puerto Rico is part of the United States and the man approaches her multiple times.

The investigators are expected to interview the officer this week about the incident, adding that the investigation would wrap up soon.

"If you're drunk, you don't belong here", she is heard telling the man. "I was denied entry into the Capitol complex by U.S. Capitol Police despite being a Congressman with identification, because my daughter was carrying a Puerto Rican flag and the officer doubted that I could possibly be a Member of Congress".

The Trump administration has received criticism for its treatment of Puerto Rico, particularly for its response after Hurricane Maria struck last September.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello shared his viewpoint on the video via Twitter on Monday: "Today a video surfaced of an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere".