Cuba witnessed the largest anti-government protest in years. People took to the streets to protest the economic difficulties. President Miguel Diaz-Canel asked the Cubans to stand up for their revolution. US President Joe Biden said that they stand with the Cuban people in their call for freedom.
Thousands of people took to the streets to protest the economic crisis and difficult living conditions in Cuba.
The economy in the Caribbean country has worsened due to the epidemic. People have serious difficulties in accessing basic necessities. There is also a shortage of medicines in the country.
Tired of the endless queues to reach necessities such as medicine and food, the people took to the streets in the capital Havana and other cities. The demonstrators, who chanted “freedom” and called for the resignation of the President Miguel Diaz-Canel, faced the intervention of the police. There were injuries in the incidents.
The most crowded demonstration was held in the town of San Antonio de los Baños, 30 kilometers from Havana. Cuban leader Diaz-Canel went to this town and listened to the concerns of the people. The Cuban leader was also against those who imposed an embargo on his country.
Miguel Diaz-Canel, in a statement on state television, called on the people to take to the streets and organize counter demonstrations. He asked the Cubans to stand up for their revolution.
There is also a reaction from the United States to the demonstrations in Cuba. A show of support for the Cubans was held in Florida, where many Cuban immigrants live.
In a written statement from the White House, it was stated that the USA stands by the call for freedom and liberation of the Cuban people, who have been oppressed for decades by Cuba’s authoritarian regime.
“The Cuban people bravely defend their fundamental and universal rights. Their right to peaceful protest and free self-determination must be respected,” the statement said. statements were included.
Cuba is a country where protests are very rare. The protests have long gone on record as the largest anti-government demonstration in the country.
In Cuba, which has survived the first period of the Covid-19 epidemic, there has been a great increase in the number of cases with the effect of the Delta variant recently.
Nearly 7,000 new cases were seen on Sunday in the country of 11 million. The number of people who lost their lives was announced as 47.