Puerto Rican Terrorists Wanting Independence Shoot Congressman From House Gallery

Puerto Rican Terrorists Wanting Independence Shoot Congressman From House Gallery

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Terrorists advocating independence for Puerto Rico begin firing from the Visitor's Gallery at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., wounding five Congressmen.

The four terrorists, Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero, and Irving Flores Rodríguez, are all quickly arrested and will be sentenced to death, but President Eisenhower will commute their sentences to 70 years in prison.

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Recollections of the 1954 Shooting on the House Floor

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