Solidarity Rallies For Cuba To Resume Friday As Miami Mayor Says President Biden Needs To ‘Up The Ante’

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida demonstrators who enactment a escaped Cuba, person respective rallies planned for Friday night.  There is besides a caravan leaving from Miami and headed to Washington D.C. for a rally successful beforehand of the White House.

Friday morning, the parent of a Cuban writer who is detained connected the Communist land held a quality conference.

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She spoke astatine the Institute For Cuban Studies successful Coral Gables.

Her lad is Henry Constantin Ferreiro. He works for an online mag and was detained connected Sunday during a authorities crackdown portion covering protests successful Camaguey. Two others were taken into custody too. She said her lad is charged with nationalist disorder, contempt and spreading COVID.  She’s demanding that helium beryllium released.

Also Friday, a abstracted quality league from the Justice Cuba radical on with the Hemispheric Front for Liberty and the Assembly of Cuban Resistance astir those caller protests successful Communist Cuba.

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“Today against each odds, against the bloodiest repression we person seen successful quality history, successful this century, the Cuban radical person achieved six days of continuous resistance. We’re inactive getting reports of protests successful antithetic parts of the state arsenic precocious arsenic yesterday, and I’m definite you’ve seen the videos of the benignant of repression of bloodshed of unit the Cuban radical are facing,” said Orlando Gutierrez, of the Assembly of Cuban Resistance.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was determination too.

“We decidedly request the President to proceed to up the ante. And I deliberation yesterday was a precise bully and precise affirmative connection that helium made condemning communism, condemning socialism, and talking astir factual steps that tin beryllium taken to assistance the Cuban people,” said Mayor Suarez. “And we person erstwhile we request to enactment his efforts to proceed to perchance travel down to Miami and speech astir what different factual steps are going to beryllium taken to assistance the Cuban radical the Cuban radical are desperate. They’re hopeless for help.”

At that meeting, they’re discussing quality rights, saying they’ve been gathering accusation connected crimes against humanity. They’re requesting satellite leaders to measurement up, including much assistance from the U.S.

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The protestors successful Cuba are expressing choler implicit agelong lines and shortages of nutrient and medicines, arsenic good arsenic repeated energy outages. Some besides demanded quicker vaccinations against COVID-19. But determination were besides calls for governmental alteration successful a state governed by the Communist Party for six decades. Some chanted “Liberty!” and “Down with the dictatorship!”

Ted Scouten

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