Thousands of people attend the Cuban Freedom March near the White House


Thousands of people protested in Washington, DC overnight to show support for Cuban citizens, calling on the Biden administration to take further action against the island’s communist regime.

Protesters repeatedly chanted “Libertad!” After dark at the White House Gate video Maria Elvira Salazar (Republican) uploaded it to Twitter at 1:48 am on Monday. “The #CubanAmerican community is at @WhiteHouse and demands the freedom of #Cuba,” she writes.

It was after a massive protest across Cuba on July 11th, when thousands went to the streets in search of greater freedom and the end of communist dictatorship. They expressed concern about the ongoing shortage of food and other commodities, high prices and power outages during the country’s serious economic crisis.

At around 12:30 pm on Monday, protesters gathered at Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, and after a rally, paraded many blocks to the Cuban embassy.

Multiple videos Social media showed that a crowd of protesters was steadily moving towards the Cuban embassy, ​​raising flags and signs calling for freedom and waving the Cuban and American flags.

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Cuban activists and supporters gathered outside the Cuban embassy at a Cuban free rally in Washington on July 26, 2021.
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People march on July 26, 2021 near the White House in Washington during a Cuban protest waving a sign and the Cuban flag. (BrendamSmialowski / AFP via Getty Images)
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Cuban activists and supporters will march from the White House to the Cuban Embassy on 16th Avenue during a Cuban free rally in Washington on July 26, 2021. (DrewAngerer / Getty Images)

Many participants in the protest reported driving from Florida and Texas to Washington, DC. Miami Herald..According to the outlet, some Republicans Rallyed with protestersMichael Waltz (Republican), Victoria, including Congressman Salazar, Michael McCall (Republican), Mario Diaz Barat (Republican), Carlos Guimenez (Republican), Dan Clenshaw (Republican), Nicole Mario Takis (Republican) Sparts (Republican), Senator Rick Scott (Republican).

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(LR) Mario Diazvalat (Republican), Senator Rick Scott (Republican), and Nicole Mario Takis (Republican) will speak at a Cuban free rally near the White House in Washington. July 26, 2021. (KevinDietsch / GettyImages)

“The Cubans went out to the streets for one thing, one thing, freedom!” Salazar said. statement.. “The Castro administration has blocked the island’s internet to hide how their thugs brutalize and oppress the Cubans. The United States is free to organize and confront the Cubans. We must help you get back online so that you can blame your oppression. “

Senator Scott joined Senate Republican leaders Kevin McCarthy and Marco Rubio (Florida) and others in issuing the letter on Monday (Florida).pdfWe are calling for a meeting with President Joe Biden on how the White House can work with Congress to support the fight for the freedom of the Cuban people.

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Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) Will speak at a free rally in Cuba near the White House in Washington on July 26, 2021. (KevinDietsch / Getty Images)

Instagram account @Cubanfreedommarch for the event held on July 16th for the DC Rally Called For Americans to “fight for our brothers and sisters in Cuba.”

Arian Corazo of Largo, the organizer of the event and a Cuban refugee, Talked to FOX13 Tampa Bay Protesters are rallying that “it’s not just the problem of Cuba and Cuban Americans.”

“This isn’t just a South Florida issue. I think it’s important for the world to know,” Corazo told the outlets. “The Cuban administration is a dangerous administration that destabilizes the world and the Western Hemisphere.”

The rally took place on the same day as the 68th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.Organizer I have written Instead of calling it “Dia de la Revolution” (Revolutionary Day), Monday will be called “Dia Para la Libertad” (Freedom Day).

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People will participate in a demonstration in Havana on July 11, 2021 against the communist regime of Cuban President Miguel Díazcanel. (YamilLage / AFP via Getty Images)

The July 11 protest across Cuba recorded the largest protest in decades in a Communist-controlled country. The Cuban administration reportedly responded to protests by arresting more than 500 demonstrators, blocking access to the Internet, and sending Communist Party militias and militias to cities and towns.

In a statement on Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on the United States and 20 other countries to support Cuban free protesters and urge the Cuban administration to release demonstrators and restore Internet access. Announced. Due to the outbreak of protests, the administration blocked Internet access and prevented citizens from uploading videos of large-scale protests online and publishing them worldwide.

“The United States will support the Cuban people’s desire for freedom and continue to determine their own future. This joint statement shows that the Cuban people are not alone in their desires.” Blinken said.

“Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and Ukraine are participating.”

Earlier on July 22, the Biden administration approved sanctions on Cuban defense ministers and Cuban government agencies for their role in cracking down on protesters.

Biden Make a statement “The United States stands by the brave Cubans on the streets to oppose the 62-year crackdown under the Communist regime,” he said.

The Biden administration is also actively working with the private sector to identify creative ways to ensure that Cubans have secure and secure access to the free flow of information on the Internet. “.

Cuba has been accused of adopting a Chinese-made technology system that allows it to control and block Internet access.



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