July 12, 2021

CUBA: Thousands Of Cubans Marched The Streets Throughout Cuba Sunday And Monday Retaliating Against The Country’s Communist Regime While Chanting “Freedom! And Down With Communism!”

The Daily Caller
written by Nicole Silverio
Sunday July 11, 2021

Thousands of protesters marched the streets throughout Cuba Sunday retaliating against the country’s communist regime.

The Cuban Communist Party elected Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president during its April 19, 2018 election, Reuters reported.

Cubans in over 32 cities protested in retaliation to the communist regime chanting “Freedom! “Down with Communism!” and “Patria y Vida” (Homeland and Life) in a live Facebook video. The demonstrators demanded access to food, medicine, vaccines and the end to communism amid a massive COVID-19 outbreak.

Activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara urged Cuban citizens to gather on the Malecón boardwalk in Havana to “fight for democracy,” The Miami Herald reported. Footage showed a group of protesters marching in the Malecón waved the American flag while chanting “Libertad!” (Liberty).
A crowd of protesters gathered outside of the Communist Party headquarters chanting, “Cuba isn’t yours!”

In another location, demonstrators can be heard chanting “No tenemos miedo,” which translates to “We are not afraid.”
Santiago de Cuba police joined the mass protests, marching alongside the demonstrators, footage showed. The call for democracy reflects the nation’s ongoing struggle with COVID-19 and vaccine shortages, holding a new daily record of 6,923 cases of COVID-19 Sunday and a total of 1,537 overall deaths from the virus, France 24 reported. The country, under U.S. sanctions, has suffered from food lines and a lack of medicines and vaccines.
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