Cuba in Turmoil, Mass Street Demonstrations Against Communists

Is this the beginning of something bigger?

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Will Cuba soon be free? Will the Communists give up their dictatorship and transition to liberty? The smart money says not soon. But, the Sunday protests across Cuba could be the end of the Communist will to crush protests against them with force. That could eventually lead to something much bigger.

FNC: “Thousands of Cubans took to the streets in Havana to lash out at the worsening conditions in the country under the communist regime—the biggest protest in decades—prompting the country’s president to call on ‘revolutionary’ citizens to counter the protesters.


President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who also heads the Communist Party, addressed the country and blamed the U.S. for stoking the anger, according to the Washington Post. Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of U.S. sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. The country also reported 7,000 daily COVID-19 infections on Sunday and 47 deaths.”

Ted Cruz, son of a Cuban family, had this to say of the Cuban Communist regime.  “It has brutalized & denied freedom to generations of Cubans, and forced my family & so many others to flee. The American people stand squarely with the men & women of Cuba and their noble fight for liberty.”

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The Communists are not going gently into the night. “The order to fight has been given – into the street, revolutionaries!” Communist dictator Diaz-Canel said in an address. “We are calling on all the revolutionaries in the country, all the Communists, to hit the streets wherever there is an effort to produce these provocations.” But some Cubans will not back down. Protesters in San Antonio de los Banos shouted insults at Diaz-Canel and said they are “not afraid.”


“This is deeply moving,” Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds posted. “Watch as Cubans wave American flag while marching against the island’s 62 year-old communist dictator on the streets of Havana. Never forget what America represents to millions across the world…He also tweeted, “Protesters in America: Burn the US Flag, a symbol of freedom, liberty, & justice—ideals that EVERY American possesses but so often ignore. VS. Protesters in Cuba: Fly the America Flag & are willing to die for the freedom, liberty, & justice that’s synonymous with the USA.”

The hopes of freedom loving people are today turned towards that imprisoned island. Aside from their backers in the American Democrat Party, the Cuban Communists have very little firm support in the Free World. Will the Communists fall soon? Well, as Churchill said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

This piece was written by David Kamioner on July 12, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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