Uprising in Cuba: One week later, the nonviolent resistance in Cuba continues

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

#11July: One week later and nonviolent resistance continues in Cuba

For freedom and justice.

One week later and the protests continue, despite the most brutal efforts of the Castro regime to silence Cubans on the island. It began on July 11, 2021 in San Antonio de los Baños, just South East of Havana when Cubans took to the streets in protest. Others saw it streaming live, and also took to the street in cities and towns across the country chanting “Freedom” and “Down with the dictatorship.”

President Miguel Diaz-Canel appeared on official television threatening: “They [protesters] would have to pass over our dead bodies if they want to confront the revolution, and we are willing to resort to anything.”

Cuban protesters were met with extreme violence by the dictatorship, but they have continued to take to the streets to the present day. Cubans in the diaspora around the world have taken to the street in solidarity with their counterparts in the island. On July 11th, I was outside of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC protesting the repression of the dictatorship, and in solidarity with Cubans on the island demanding freedom.

On July 14, 2021 the Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero appeared on television and announced that the dictatorship would “temporarily lift restrictions on the quantity of food and medicine incoming travelers could bring into Cuba.”

On Saturday, July 17 the regime held their official rally, and even there they could not obtain unanimity and violently dragged out an unknown protester who screamed “Freedom.”

The opposition movement to the Castro regime since the founding of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights in 1976 has been a nonviolent one, and regime brutality is an attempt to shock and outrage Cubans to embrace violence, and in turn give the regime the pretext to escalate their violence and terror against the populace.

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1 thought on “Uprising in Cuba: One week later, the nonviolent resistance in Cuba continues”

  1. Alas, without much stronger foreign support, or ideally the armed forces taking the side of the people as opposed to backing the regime, non-violent resistance seems unlikely to do the trick. Left-wing dictatorships only really understand force. May God help Cubans, because nobody else will.

    And by the way, anyone who counsels “dialogue” is either a traitor or a fool.

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