Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Cuban Americans Gather to Support Those Living in Communist Regime

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Southern California residents took the streets of Los Angeles July 19, demanding freedom from Cuba’s communist regime. “It was heartwarming to see the support that we had,” Ana Landrian told The Epoch Times. “Some of the kids that were there have never been to Cuba, and yet they were out there with both the Cuban and the American flag asking for freedom.” The afternoon protest brought together about 1,000 residents to the corner of Wilshire Boulevard. Landrian said she was grateful to those that came to support Cuba amidst rising tensions in the country. Demonstrations began erupting in Cuba July 11, when people packed the streets, shouting “liberty” and denouncing food and medicine shortages, power cuts, and other abuses by the communist regime. Such protests are rare in the repressive island nation. It follows a few smaller gatherings of activists in recent months who criticized the detention of artists and demanded freedom of expression. “It’s all over the island,” …

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