Anti-Government Protests Erupt Throughout Cuba, Demanding Freedom

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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).
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