Cubans Take to the Streets in Protest

While the United States moves increasingly toward socialist ideals, another nation not too far from our southern border defies its own socialist government. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday to protest the authoritarian regime in their country.

According to coverage in Daily Wire, Sunday’s demonstrations constitute a demand for the end of the communist dictatorship and a response to years of repression.

One video circulating on social media showed protestors waving an American flag while crying “Liberty!” Additional chants included “We want vaccines!” and “We want freedom!” In a tweet by conservative strategist Giancarlo Sopo, “This comes as the island’s communist ruler just went on national television and issued a “combat order.”

Meanwhile, the Biden administration suggests the protests stem from the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung tweeted, “Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages.”

The protests may indeed stem, in part, from the Cuban people’s dismay with the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. However, the widespread chants for freedom suggest it represents far more than mere upset at the government’s mishandling of Covid-19.

In light of the regime’s history of crackdown on any form of dissent, the protests “were widely viewed as astonishing,” according to one New York Times piece. “Activists and analysts called it the first time that so many people had openly protested against the Communist government since the so-called Maleconazo uprising” in the summer of 1994.

Coverage of the protests by Daily Wire refers to Florida Republicans as “among the most vocal proponents of the freedom protests that erupted in Cuba over the weekend.” Florida leaders and lawmakers have called on the Biden administration to take action and declare public support for the Cuban people.

A tweet shared by Senator Marco Rubio asked President Biden and Secretary Blinken “to call on members of the Cuban military to not fire on their own people.” Former Florida governor Rick Scott also tweeted, “The Biden administration should quickly denounce any detention or violence toward peaceful protestors in Cuba,” adding, “America & every freedom-loving nation must fully support the brave Cuban people in their calls for liberty & human dignity. The world is watching.”



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23 thoughts on “Cubans Take to the Streets in Protest”

  1. This a micro- Cosom of what is happening in the US. People here in the US want to get rid of Dictator, Joe Biden. However, they are repressed from saying so, because all forms of social outlets are fully under the control of the government thanks to communist leaning stooges like the big corps who own the ABC, CBS, CNN and the rest of the fake news. When they try to say they want Biden out on Facebook, Twitter or Google, and now on You Tube they are censored even more heavily than their counterparts in Cuba.

    That is why I don’t expect this post published

  2. For over 60 years the Cuban people were labeled and treated as felons and criminals without human rights by the Castigo regime. As of today they declared themselves legal and legitimate citizens with human rights and they are going to take back their very lives and existence NO more to be children but responsible adults and throw out the Communist bully that has ruled them for so long. If they did not rise up, then Covid-19 and starvation will take out 4 out of 5 people on the island nation to become even more desolate than Haiti.

  3. This is great, the protests have nothing to do with the covid or medical issues. Tell Biden and the rest of these manipulative idiots stop interjecting or throwing their bs words into our mouths.

  4. Hopefully the Cubans realize that we have a president here in America now that is actually worse than what they have in Cuba. His name is Joe Biden and he is doing everything in his power to destroy America.

    1. I agree John and the sad thing is that a “majority” of American people ( those who voted for Biden or whose votes got counted as Biden anyway and who we are to believe are a majority) are supporting socialism which is the first step to communism and abolition of freedoms. History will eventually reveal Biden as one of the worst presidents ever and the amount of destruction he will do will sadly probably take another civil war to undo. Free speech banned, books banned, trying to abolish the 2nd amendment are right out of Nazi Germany’s playbook. God help us all under

    2. Thank you, why we can not able to understand that is a shame to call us as a veteran of Viet Nam. For the last 50 + more years, the indoctrination started and they use as always did the color people to get control of the government.

    3. Hopefully most Democrats will in 2022 and 2024 have “buyer’s remorse” and will look carefully at politicians’ voting records and policies, rather than react to “tweets,” etc.

  5. The Biden’s received an enormous amount of money from China, what did they do for this money, what are they still doing for this money, if you will recall Hunter was suppose to sell off his interest in the billion dollar business gift given him for what? Tossed off Facebook forever foe bringing up this same subject matter, they should move their company to Communist China where they would fit in the way they act and think, this is what happens when you have CEO’S who never served their country. The corrupt Biden Family who have sold their soul to China. Biden, never told us what his energy policy was, in pulling the order, Biden said that “leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place, would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.” That’s a comment, shifty joe not a policy, Why are gas prices increasing? Why have thousands lost their jobs? What is your energy policy? What day is it joe? What does Putin have on you? that you can only talk in secret? Why have you supported his pipeline? Who are you loyal too joe? Has Hunter returned that 3 million plus to Putin, Sooner or later joe you and Hunter will have to answer these questions, “Plausible Deniability” is not cutting the mustard with the majority of Americans anymore. Want everybody who has been affected for losses to sue by this un-American pipe line shut down to become additional parties on this lawsuit and more. Where are millions of jobs from solar panels that Kerry and you promised? Think you stopped the pipe line an now it’s a major issue and only going to attract more public review of democrat corruption, 2022 will show American’s want their Country back. Your caught on this one. Hope you hit the court system with that same dumb BS. Want everyone in the US who has been hurt take out a lawsuit, flood the Biden administration with tons of law suites, they deserve nothing better from the 85 million people they screwed. time too find out who the Biden’s have pledge their loyalty too, why were they flying around the world on the tax payor dollar picking up money from Russia and China for themselves?

  6. When Castro took power in 1959, one of the first things he did was tell all the people that there was no need for guns and proceeded to collect them from all the Cuban people. As a result, the Cuban people then were at a loss to defend themselves from what was to come, a complete socialist, communist society. The US appears to be following the same trend and if successful, we too will become sheep just like the Cuban people are. As it is, we are watching our first and 2nd amendment rights being eroded right before our eyes. Wake up America before we become another Cuba!

  7. Biden and his leftist apologists will never side with the freedom fighters anywhere, any time. They’re in business to further the Marxist cause; any threats to that will be dealt with accordingly, by them directly or by their surrogates and useful idiots.

  8. Back in the 60’s, the U.S.A. helped Castro over throw the Cuban Government. After he took over, things changed very quickly. He was allowing the Russians to base missiles in Cuba. This was a slap in the face to our country. Thus the bay of pigs came about. To stop Russia, we called Crucheft and told him not to do it. He didn’t listen. So we sent our military forces to block the ships carrying the missiles. Since then Castro has hated the U.S.A.. Our country then cut him off and Russia turned the ships away. The up rising in Cuba at present for freedom, is caused by what Castro did to his country once he took over. It’s time the Cuban people run him out of town.

  9. The comment of John Kellerman is the real truth of what is going on with this government. It is what socialists want for this beautiful country! Shame for the people that do not appreciate freedom. Look at Cuba and the people that followed Castro’s socialist ideas. 1. Confiscate all arms from the dissolved old army and citizens, that way is impossible to defend your freedom. 2. Divide families and friends about politics and children are indoctrinated by their teachers with socialists ideas of equality and great future life under a communist dictatorship. 3 Censured and suppression of the media favoring the government with their lies. Rationing of food. 4. Health Care is a disaster without medication. People are dropping dead on the streets of Cuba with Covid 19. Wake up America! We still have time to defend our country from what is the beginning of the end of your precious freedom!

  10. This is an opportunity for both the US and Cuba that has longed suffered under a socialist type of government that has violated human rights on a global scale. Our support, proper action , prayers go out to the Cuba people for a real change that will benefit the whole central region of the Americas.

  11. Biden is the same party that blew up women and children in Ruby Ridge. Don’t hold your breath for Obama, I mean Biden, to do anything now.