Not only did D.C. officials send a crew to erase the sign in support of the Cuban people bravely protesting against a brutal and murderous dictatorship, they went out of their way to defend the communist Castro dictatorship in their justification.
Cuban American demonstrators painted “Cuba Libre” outside the the Cuban embassy in Washington D.C. Friday. But, by Saturday the Department of Public Works erased the call to “free Cuba.”
The department defended itself in a statement to the Washington Post. “Despite the systematic policy of confrontation and aggression of the United States government against Cuba,” the statement read, “the American diplomats who work in the US Embassy in Havana have always been safe and have never been the object of attacks, or other manifestations of hatred. The Cuban Government expects the same behavior on the US side.”
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter Plaza in the heart of D.C. remains untouched. D.C. Mayor Bowser did not respond to multiple requests from this reporter for comment.
It appears Cuban Lives Don’t Matter to the city of Washington D.C.