Man harasses woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt, saying it’s ‘un-American’


The man repeatedly told the woman "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America" and questioned her USA citizenship. Puerto Ricans are American citizens whether they are born on the USA mainland or in Puerto Rico and have been since 1899, when Puerto Rico was acquired as a territory.

"After the incident, we immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer", Forest Preserves of Cook County tweeted in a series of posts on Twitter.

'You're not going to change us, you know that, ' Trybus tells her in the clip.

"Why is she wearing that ****?" the man says.

Irizarry said on Facebook that she had rented out a pavilion at the forest preserve for a birthday party when she and her family and friends were accosted by the unidentified man.

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America", he said.

'The United States of America is a nation that was built and thrives on diversity, ' Rosello continued in a separate tweet.

A then-unidenfied man, pictured, was shown harassing the woman, questioning her citizenship. When she says yes, he doesn't believe her.

Ironically, the initial officer wound up taking the official report from Irizarry, who pointed out that she asked for his assistance multiple times. "In this case, a United States citizen questions the citizenship of another U.S. citizen and American law-enforcement just sits back and watches". She purchased a permit to rent a picnic area in the park, and arrived wearing a shirt that displayed the Puerto Rican flag.

The video shows a man angrily approaching a woman who is filming him as he yells "You're not gonna change us" while a nearby police officer stands by his vehicle and looks away as the distressed woman calls out for help.

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

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A video that went viral on Monday has earned a Chicago police officer desk duty for an incident that happened a month ago.

"Officer, officer, I feel highly uncomfortable", Irizarry pleaded with him.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello saw the video and also condemned it. "Can you please grab him?"

'People have just as much right to be here as you do, ' she can be heard telling him in the clip.

"I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer's behavior", Rossello tweeted.

"The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct", the district wrote on Monday.

"This is America", he says.

He was referring, of course, to President Trump's visit to a hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in October, in which he tossed rolls of towels into the crowd as if they were basketballs.

"Hopefully, this officer will actually do something", Irizarry is heard saying when the second officer arrives. "People need to understand that".

A poll previous year by Morning Consult found that nearly half of Americans don't know that people born in Puerto Rico are US citizens.