Cubans Demand End of Communism

A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting “Down with the dictatorship” and “We want liberty.” YAMIL LAGE, AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

“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. Footage showed a group of protesters marching in the Malecón waving the American flag while chanting ‘Libertad!’ (Liberty). A crowd of protesters gathered outside of the Communist Party headquarters chanting, ‘Cuba isn’t yours!’ Santiago de Cuba police joined the mass protests, marching alongside the demonstrators, footage showed.” Armando Simon, who was born in Cuba, says, “The Communist regime is bankrupt. It took a beautiful, prosperous country and, as with every country Communists control, ran it to the ground. Through the years, the government has taken out loans and in every case has defaulted” (The Federalist, June 2, 2017).

“Anti-Government Protests Erupt,” Daily Caller, July 11, 2021