Published On: Tue, Jul 27th, 2021

Thousands Join Cuba Freedom March Near White House

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Thousands of people protested in Washington overnight on July 25 and 26 to show their support for Cuban citizens, calling on the Biden administration to take more action against the island’s communist regime. Protesters repeatedly chanted “Libertad!” after dark at the gates of the White House, according to a video uploaded by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) on Twitter at 1:48 a.m. ET on July 26. “The #CubanAmerican community is at the @WhiteHouse demanding freedom for #Cuba,” she wrote. The protest comes after thousands took to the streets on July 11 in mass protests across Cuba, calling for greater freedoms and an end to the country’s communist dictatorship. The July 11 protesters raised concerns about ongoing shortages of food and other goods, high prices, and power cuts, amid a deep economic crisis in the country. Around 12:30 p.m. on July 26, protesters gathered at Lafayette Square, located across the street from the White House, and held a rally, after …

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