The natives are restless: 370 public protests recorded in Cuba during April

From our Bureau of Dissatisfaction in Socialist Latrine American Totalitarian Hellholes

Keeping track of public protests in Castrogonia is very difficult, but one agency that tries to do it was able to identify nearly four hundred instances of public displays of dissatisfaction. This figure includes expressions of discontent painted on walls.

It looks like the Ministry of Satisfaction and the Ministry of Utopian Dreams are still doing a poor job, despite 64 years and 3 months of concerted effort.

Abridged and loosely translated from Marti Noticias

The Cuban Conflict Observatory (OCC) registered 370 public protests in April 2023, the month in which the shortage of gasoline accentuated the serious crisis in the country.

In April, expressions of discontent regarding economic and social rights prevailed, reaching the figure of 216 while 154 were claims for civil and political rights, according to the OCC report, published this Monday.

The protests related to economic rights “included criticism of the mismanagement of the Government, the serious shortage of gasoline, food prices, inflation and other effects on the popular economy and the critical state of public health, housing and transportation services. ”, explained the journalist Rolando Cartaya, from the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba.

Cubans protested in April against the “power cuts of seven hours or more, despite the fact that the government had announced that they would not exceed three hours” and the hunger that plagues the population, said the report by the OCC, an entity based in Miami. .

The civic pronouncements related to economic and social rights also dealt with the inefficiency and chaos of public health, housing and transport services, gender violence, citizen insecurity and the rise in robberies with violence, the increase in the homeless and the impact of the economic and social situation on the most vulnerable people.

“In the field of health, the protests related to ailments that required urgent attention and that have not been attended to because the specialists who could be in charge were hired by the government from other countries stood out,” Cartaya said.

The 154 demonstrations demanding civil and political rights included “graffiti with anti-government slogans and against the Communist Party of Cuba, criticism of the ineptitude of the senior leaders, calls on social networks to change or introduce changes to the system, protests in front of organizations of the government and reactions against the repression”.

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