Statue toppled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king’s visit | Daily Mail Online

Protesters topple 19th-century statue of Spanish colonizer Juan Ponce de León in Puerto Rico ahead of a visit by King Felipe VI of Spain

  • Protesters opposing Spain’s King Philip VI’s visit to Puerto Rico toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León before dawn Monday
  • the statue has been in plaza san jose in the historic district of san juan old san juan since the 19th century
  • the mayor of san juan miguel romero said that the statue, which was split in half, would be relocated together and placed on top of its base
  • king felipe vi visits the us. caribbean territory monday to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of san juan

by associated press and adry torres

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