Thousands Of Cuban Protesters Demanding Food, Medicine, & Freedom
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Coronavirus concerns are playing a huge part in growing unrest in Cuba, where thousands of protesters have taken to the streets, demanding food and medicine in the largest anti-government demonstrations on the island in decades. To make things worse, the Cuban government cut off the internet on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets across Cuba on Sunday, July 11, 2021, in an unusual protest. The demonstrations came at a time when Cuba faces the worst economic crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, in the video published on July 13, 2021, “Cuba Cracks Down On Protests Amid Worst Economic Crisis In Decades“, below:
NBC’s Morgan Radford reports for TODAY, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Thousands Protest In Cuba Demanding Food, Medicine, Freedom“, below:
For a second night, thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets in Cuba, frustrated by rising poverty and COVID-19 numbers and a lack of access to medicine and basic supplies. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Miami’s Little Havana, in the video published on July 13, 2021, “Cuba’s Streets Filled With Protesters For Second Night“, below:
Cuba saw its largest anti-government protests in decades this weekend, with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel cracking down on the demonstrators. Cuban police were deployed to major cities such as Havana on Monday following the protests a day earlier. Streets in Havana were quiet due to the ramped up police presence. Authorities have blocked social media sites in an attempt to censor information about the demonstrations. Mobile internet outages — the only way Cubans can go online — are also common. At least 100 demonstrators, journalists and activists have been arrested since Sunday’s protests, according to the exiled Cubalex human rights group. Thousands of Cubans poured into the streets of Havana and other cities on Sunday in the largest demonstrations against the government in nearly 30 years. The protesters chanted slogans such as “Down with the dictatorship” and “We want liberty.” Others shouted “No tenemos miedo” or “We are not afraid.”, in the video published on July 13, 2021, “Cuba blames US as the country seeks biggest protests in decades | DW News“, below:
Thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets in major Cuban cities, demanding the resignation of President Diaz-Canel. Is the communist magic waning in Cuba? In the video published on July 12, 2021, “Gravitas: Rare anti-government protests in Communist Cuba“, below:
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered a passionate speech on the Senate floor Monday about the protests in Cuba and the need to stand with the Cuban people against the socialist, Marxist, oppressive Cuban authoritarian government, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Marco Rubio gives passionate speech in support of Cuban protesters, rails against Cuban government“, below:
Andrea Mitchell is joined by Ed Augustin, Havana based freelance journalist who is witnessing the protests against the Cuban government, sharing that the underlying sentiment is that people are “fed up with waiting in line and economic privation.” Augustin, who has been reporting in Cuba for years, says “I’ve never seen protests of this scale and I’ve never seen violence on this scale.” in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Largest Protests In Decades Erupt In Cuba | MSNBC“, below:
Thousands of people in Cuba took to the streets Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the pandemic. It was seen as one of the country’s biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. In Miami, people marched in solidarity with Cuban protesters. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joins “CBSN AM” from Miami with details, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Thousands protest in Cuba over food shortages and rising prices“, below:
Anti-government protests in Cuba amid food shortages and COVID surge Protests have broken out in Cuba, with thousands of people taking to the streets against the communist regime. Demonstrators expressed frustration at food shortages, rising prices and the lack of COVID-19 vaccines. The government has tried to blame the US for the unrest, and is rallying its own supporters. It is the greatest show of discontent with the socialist government since the 1990s. Like back then, the trigger for this protest is the desperate economic situation. Right now, the country is suffering from food shortages, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Cuban protest against communist regime: What re their demands? | DW News“, below:
Thousands have gathered in Cuba to protest a lack of freedom and the country’s worsening economic situation in the largest mass demonstration in decades. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports from Havana, in the video published on July 13, 2021, “Thousands demand freedom in Cuba’s largest demonstration in decades“, below:
In Miami, Cuban Americans took to the streets for a third day and blocked a highway for hours demanding the U.S. take action to support demonstrators in Cuba, in the video published on July 13, 2021, “Cuban Americans protest across US“, below:
Cuban exiles rallies at Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana in support of protests in Cuba as thousands of Cubans took to the streets in rare protests Sunday to complain about a lack of freedom and a worsening economic situation, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Cuban exiles rally at Vesailles Restaurant in Little Havana in support of protests in Cuba“, below:
Many Cubans say they’ve had enough of government policies and have taken to the streets demanding the president step down. They are also calling for more freedom and are using slogans against the ruling communist party. Activists are using social media to gather support, but there are now restrictions for internet access. President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded Raul Castro this year, called on his supporters to defend the country. He’s blamed the turmoil on decades-long U.S. sanctions which have dried up cash resources. So where does this leave the communist party in Havana? In the video published on July 13, 2021, “Protests in Cuba: Should the government be worried? | Inside Story“, below:
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