Cuban dictatorship warns it will respond with force to any protests over blackouts

The Castro dictatorship has issued a warning to all Cubans that it will “respond energetically” to those who dare express their discontent with the communist regime. This is socialism in action.

Via CiberCuba (my translation):

Cuban regime warns it will ‘respond energetically’ to blackout protests

The Cuban regime warned it will “respond energetically” to protests over blackouts in Cuba, which it classified as “violent protests” and “provocations.”

“We understand the bother and inconvenience caused by these undesirable blackouts, but that will never be a justification for those who try to carryout acts of vandalism, destabilization, or violent protests in the country. Each one of these provocations will have an energetic response within the framework of the law,” said Communist Party of Cuba Politburo member Roberto Morales Ojeda.

Morales spoke at an event in Cienfuegos on Monday, which was also attended by General Raul Castro and President Miguel Diaz-Canel. The event commemorated the 65th anniversary of the September 5th uprising, a date that usually does not receive much importance in the official Cuban calendar.

Nevertheless, the government took advantage of the anniversary to organize an “act of reaffirmation” while the entire country suffers through a deep crisis that has sparked protests in different cities all summer.

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2 thoughts on “Cuban dictatorship warns it will respond with force to any protests over blackouts”

  1. They’re prepared to do whatever it takes to retain power, including shooting down protesters on the streets. Every new threat confirms that, and is designed to sound increasingly ominous. Power is all they care about.

  2. The only violence protest I saw from the population is the banging of pots and pans. The Cuban administration only has one governing option left: the use of violence. That is a good thing since “He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.”

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