The political activist, whose prison sentence was commuted by Obama, drew cheers and boos during New York event, which honored him as a ‘freedom hero’

Puerto Rico’s complicated history with the US was on display at New York’s Puerto Rican Day parade on Sunday.

The event honored Oscar López Rivera, a man regarded by some as a terrorist and by others as a freedom fighter, the same day that islanders vote on whether they want to remain a US territory.

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