Puerto Ricans March in D.C. for Hurricane Relief (photos)

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Protesters gather at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 19 for the Unity March for Puerto Rico. Photo by Jeff Malet.

Protesters waving the Puerto Rican flag marched on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, to draw attention to the crisis situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. Thousands gathered on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the Unity for Puerto Rico March/Marcha de Unidad por Puerto Rico to the Lincoln Memorial. The protesters called for stepped-up disaster relief for Puerto Rico and for revisions to the 1920 law called the Jones Act, which mandates that only American-registered ships can transport goods between U.S. points.

Two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, more than half of the island is still without power and approximately 10 percent of its residents continue to lack access to running water.

View Jeff Malet’s photos from the Unity for Puerto Rico March by clicking on the photo icons below.

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