Thousands of Miamians took over Little Havana this past weekend to join in peaceful protest in support of protesters in Cuba.
The situation in the Caribbean island has become direr than ever as the Cuban people continue to suffer continued food, medicine, and power shortages exacerbated by the ongoing sanitary crisis caused by COVID-19 as well as the lack of freedom imposed by the country’s communist government.
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.
In Miami, almost 5,000 people gathered on 8th Street in Little Havana this past weekend in peaceful protest to voice their support for the people of Cuba and denounce Cuba’s current communist regime. Below, we’ve gathered a few of the most powerful stills from the #SOSCuba protests in Miami this past few days
Peaceful protesters began to gather around Calle Ocho on Sunday afternoon around restaurants like Versailles and La Carreta…
They were joined by members of Miami PD who ensured they were able to exercise their right to peaceful protest.
Cuban singer Yotuel Romero was also present and rallying the people in support of Cuban protesters.
And Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who is also Cuban-American, joined the crowds while riding on top of a car.
The protests continued on Monday well into the night bringing almost 5,000 Miamians together for the cause.
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