Man arrested for raising a Puerto Rican flag, in Puerto Rico, in front of 20,000 people

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A man was arrested this Saturday, October 1, for raising a Puerto Rican flag during a music concert in San Juan, PR.

The arrest was made in front of the mayor of San Juan and 20,000 people, who were listening to a band named Cultura Profética in Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The arrest shocked everyone – especially the musicians onstage – since the flag-raising had been choreographed as part of their act. You can see the video here
 

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Two minutes before the arrest Willy Rodriguez, the lead vocalist of Cultura Profética, announced to the entire stadium crowd, “for our next song we will raise the flag of Puerto Rico.”

A man named Tito Kayak then proceeded to raise the Puerto Rican flag, to a tumultuous ovation from the stadium crowd of 20,000.

Moments later, Kayak was arrested for raising the flag.

Tito Kayak is a well-known figure in Puerto Rico, who has confronted the government over the sale of public beaches, the building of harmful incinerators, and the bombing of Vieques.

Salvador Tió, a prominent civil rights attorney who has represented Kayak on multiple occasions, stated that, “I fully support the action in Hiram Bithorn Stadium. It was not even civil disobedience. It was conceptual art.”

In a statement of solidarity, attorney Tió added that “I applaud Tito Kayak and Cultura Profética for making use of their platform – a sold-out concert with 20,000 people – to show the world that the US is imposing a dictatorship on Puerto Rico, and claiming that we owe money to a capitalist cabal in Wall Street.”    

The Return of Public Law 53

In 1948, shortly after Pedro Albizu Campos had returned from imprisonment and exile, Public Law 53 was passed to silence him and his Nationalist Party. This law made it a felony – punishable by ten years in jail – to say one word against the US, or one word in favor of independence, or to own a Puerto Rican flag. For this reason it was called La Ley de la Mordaza…the Law of the Muzzle.

The arrest of Tito Kayak sets a dangerous precedent.

It suggests the return of Law 53 to the island, in order to minimize protests against PROMESA and the Financial Control Board. It also suggests the criminalization of free speech, and the suspension of First Amendment rights in Puerto Rico.

This is especially apparent, because the arrest was not made by some “hot-headed” or rookie police officers. The Police Commissioner of Puerto Rico – Guillermo Calixto – was present at Hiram Bithorn Stadium when Tito Kayak was arrested.

It was Police Commissioner Calixto who ordered his arrest.

 

For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

Si prefiere ver la página web en español por favor visite: http://www.guerracontratodoslospuertorriquenos.com

 

12 Comments on “Man arrested for raising a Puerto Rican flag, in Puerto Rico, in front of 20,000 people

  1. Jesus Papoleto Melendez
    October 3, 2016

    I wonder what activity was underfoot while the lights in Puerto Rico were out?

    RESPONSE: 1000’S OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MUTANT CHUPACABRAS WERE SET LOOSE ALL OVER THE ISLAND…

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  2. Yo opongo la ley 53….si los hillbilly alzan la banderita esa..porque nosotros no podemos alzar nuestra bella bandera?don pedro tuvo razon!los yankees estos solo quieren la tierra….

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  3. END THE COLONIAL CONTROL BOARD OF PUERTO RICO

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  4. RESPONSE FOR CATHY:

    cathy
    October 3, 2016

    WHAT FIDEL DID ( CONTINUES TO DO IN CUBA ) DOESN’T COMPARE TO WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING TO THE ISLANDER PR’S. AND, IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE IN THE FUTURE IN PR. THE PR’S HAVE ALLOWED THEMSELVES TO GET CONDITIONED TO THAT KIND OF PUNISHMENT. WHAT FIDEL DID, WAS RESTORE HIS COUNTRYMAN’S DIGNITY. YOU MAY NOT AGREE WITH HIS TACTICS. BUT HAVING DIGNITY IS THE BEDROCK OF ANY SOCIETY THAT WANTS TO CLAIM NATIONALISTIC PRIDE. THE ISLANDER PR’S ( SINCE DON PEDRO’S TIME ) REALLY HAVEN’T MADE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEMSELVES TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS. THEY SOLD THEMSELVES OUT ( TO A DEVILS PACT ) AND NOW IT’S COMING IN TO COLLECT. THERE’S 12 MILLION CUBANS LIVING ON THE ISLAND. IF THINGS WERE HOLISTICALLY SO BAD, THE VAST MAJORITY( OF CUBANS ) COULD HAVE FLED BY NOW. IT’S AN ISLAND. JUST LIKE PR IS AN ISLAND.

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  5. WOW, YA, SE MANDO A JODER LA ISLA ! US, don’t give a —Rat Ass– about Puerto Rico, and now, they are RE-VIVING THE PUBLIC LAW 53 ? BORICUAS, YA LOS SENTENCIARON. BORICUAS — YO’VE BEEN SENTENCED ! WHAT’S COMING IN THE FUTURE FOR P.R. IS GOING TO BE WORSE THAN THE SITUATION THAT —CUBA WAS IN FOR DECADES. —- ALL THE TRAITORS, AND ASS KISSERS, IN POWER, WILL BE, –HURTING THEIR OWN BROTHERS. THE FUTURE OF PUERTO RICO, IS ONE OF INTIMIDATION AND, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, AT IT’S BEST. ALL THE EXECUTORS OF — THE —PROMESA —– WILL TURN PUERTO RICO INTO A DICTATORSHIP, LIKE -FIDEL– DID IN CUBA.. —- BLEAK IS THE FUTURE FOR MY —BORICUA — BROTHERS AND FOR THE WHOLE ISLAND. — ME DAN DESEOS DE LLORAR, PERO NI CON CON ESO LO PUDIERA RESOLVER. 😥

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    WTH?? Gag law coming back?? … “the lead vocalist of Cultura Profética, announced to the entire stadium crowd, “for our next song we will raise the flag of Puerto Rico.” .. and then this happened …. “A man named Tito Kayak then proceeded to lower the US flag, and raise the Puerto Rican flag, to a tumultuous ovation from the stadium crowd of 20,000.
    Moments later, Kayak was arrested for raising the flag.
    Tito Kayak is a well-known figure in Puerto Rico, who has confronted the government over the sale of public beaches, the building of harmful incinerators, and the bombing of Vieques.”

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  7. I wonder what activity was underfoot while the lights in Puerto Rico were out?

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  8. “Los protestantes son unos ridículos” – dice persona que nunca ha protestado, vegetando desde su sofá

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  9. Not surprisingly, yet again. the “headline” only tells the partial story…the part that supports their hysterical and rabid “indepndentista” delusion.

    Nice try.

    But know this…if ANY American citizen pulled this stunt in Yankee Stadium, or during the Super Bowl or in front of the White House, he would have been arrested even faster and probably beaten by the crowd and shot.

    There! Now that’s more the whole story.
    Time to get back to Journo-Gism 101 class.

    And don’t even try to pull the “racism” card.

    “Blah Lives Don’t Matter” anywhere, anymore…that meme has farted itself out of existence.

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