Cuban ‘Flag Man,’ forcibly exiled to Guyana by Castro regime, continues his protests

Cuba’s socialist dictatorship may have forcibly exiled Daniel Llorente to Guyana, but the Cuban dissident continues to protest the oppressive Castro regime and its enablers.

Frances Martel reports in Breitbart:

Stranded in Guyana, Cuban Dissident Returns to Protest

Daniel Llorente Miranda, a Cuban dissident forcibly removed from the island and stranded in Guyana for over a year, tells Breitbart News he has taken once again to protesting, this time against both the communist regime in his homeland and those he sees as enablers in his new home.

Llorente attempted to protest in front of the Cuban embassy in Georgetown, the Guyanese capital, last week, peacefully holding up signs with anti-communist slogans and statements against current Guyanese President David Granger, currently embroiled in an election controversy after widespread allegations of fraud. Llorente told Breitbart News on Tuesday that police removed him from the public sidewalk outside of the Cuban embassy and told him he was not allowed to picket there. Challenged to present him the text of the law that bans him from protesting there, police did not respond to Llorente.

Llorente became famous in Cuba for his use of the American flag as a symbol of protest against the dictatorship. On May 1, 2017, Llorente interrupted the planned International Workers’ Day parade – the largest on the island, meant to observe the Marxist holiday “May Day” – by running in front of the beginning of the parade and waving an American flag. Multiple plain-clothes communist agents were filmed grabbing Llorente and beating him in front of a crowd of thousands. Cubans refer to him as “the flag man.”

After a year in Cuban regime custody – much of it in the notorious torture center known as “Mazorra,” which is used for political dissidents deemed mentally ill – Llorente disappeared in May 2019. Days later, he resurfaced mysteriously in Georgetown, Guyana. He maintains that Cuban regime agents abducted him and forced him on a one-way flights, one he did not wish to take, and threatened him with abuse, prison, or death if he ever returned to Cuba.

The human rights group Cuban Prisoners Defenders has compiled evidence that hundreds of Cuban dissidents have suffered similar fates.

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