Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno’s anti-worker actions have just taken a turn for the nightmarish.
As if it wasn’t bad enough that the governor has signed off on legislation outsourcing tens of thousands of public sector jobs and negating collective bargaining rights—now the police force has brutally beaten, and pepper sprayed UFCW Local 481 President Luisa Acevedo and her son, Frank Pizarro as they were peacefully protesting at a fundraising event for the governor. Both were beaten so badly they required hospitalization, though both have been released and are doing okay now.
You can watch the video of this unbelievable, terrifying scene here. The conflict starts at of the footage. (WARNING: the video is disturbing, and does contain violence and some profanity.)
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