July 27, 2021

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Cuba.  Anti-government protests erupted in several cities

Cuba. Anti-government protests erupted in several cities

  • Cuba is going through its deepest economic crisis in 30 years. The situation on the island has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic
  • There were no major incidents during the protests. The army and police did not intervene
  • Cuban President and Communist Party Chairman Miguel Diaz-Canel called on government supporters on Sunday to take to the streets as well and “resist” opponents of the revolution.
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According to Agence France-Presse, the demonstrators chanted: “Freedom!” , “Down with the dictatorship!” ‘Let them go’. The French agency confirmed that Cuba was mired in the worst economic crisis in 30 years.

Meanwhile, Cuban President and Communist Party Chairman Miguel Diaz-Canel, in a speech to the people, said the United States was to blame for the riots. He called on supporters of the authority to confront “provocations.” Diaz-Canel assured them that they were prepared to sacrifice their lives in defense of the government.

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“People are starving!” A woman shouted during a protest filmed in Artemissa province, west of the island.

A video posted on Twitter shows protesters knocking on a police car in Cardenas.

Sunday’s protests were described as the first open protest against the communist government since the so-called Malikonazzo uprising that erupted in the summer of 1994.

The protests were triggered by the dramatic economic crisis in Cuba, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The situation in the country is dire, people are now spending many hours in queues to buy basic groceries. Many of them cannot work because restaurants and other businesses have been closed for months.

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Demonstrations against government policy took place on the day when another record number of coronavirus cases was recorded in Cuba: 6,923 new cases and 47 people died. The total number of deaths was 1,537.

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Source: PAP, New York Times, Reuters

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