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10 Stirring Images Of This Weekend’s Rally For Freedom At Bayfront Park

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

10 Stirring Images Of This Weekend’s Rally For Freedom At Bayfront Park

Hundreds of people gathered this past Saturday at Bayfront Park to call for freedom in Cuba and other South American Nations.

This past Saturday, July 31, hundreds of people rallied in Downtown Miami for freedom and a change in leadership in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Thousands of people gathered at Bayfront Park on Saturday afternoon for a musical event to denounce the communist regime in Cuba and call for further action from the U.S. Government. The outdoors event featured dozens of celebrities and artists including Gente de Zona, Willy Chirino, Albita, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, AnaMa and actor Andy García.

The rally is part of ongoing calls for action and intervention in the communist country of Cuba which started earlier in July. From Havana to Santiago, protesters took to the street on Sunday, July 11, in what has been the largest protest yet in the last decade. Here in the States, the Cuban people have already inspired thousands, who also joined in solidarity protests all the way from Little Havana in Miami to Times Square in NYC. [Featured image by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP]

Saturday’s event was hosted by the Bayfront Park Trust and City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carrollo…

 (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

 

 (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

and included appearances by Miami Mayor Francis Suárez and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

 (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

The overriding message was made very clear: “American needs to act and it needs to act now.”

Miami Dade Police Officers were also present at the event ensuring participants’ safety and showing their support for the cause.

 (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

City officials were also joined by several artists which included Cuban-American musician Willy Chirino, Gente de Zona and AnaMa who offered free performances to protest freedom in Cuba.

(Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

Attendees branded the event as “more than just a concert,” calling it a “demonstration for libertad.”

 

 (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)