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Cuba protests: Cubans take to streets in uncommon protests over lack of freedom, financial system

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A number of individuals had been arrested by police, who used tear gasoline to interrupt up some demonstrations.

In a nationally televised tackle, President Miguel Díaz-Canel mentioned US commerce sanctions had created financial distress on the communist-run island.

Díaz-Canel didn’t supply the protesters any concessions in his speech.

“The order to fight has been given,” he mentioned on the finish of his look, “Revolutionaries should be on the streets.”

Within the metropolis of San Antonio de los Baños, simply exterior Havana province, a whole bunch of individuals defied a heavy police presence to air their complaints.

One resident who didn’t want to be recognized instructed CNN that residents had been enduring energy outages for every week and that had “detonated” the rising outrage.

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Movies uploaded to social media appeared to indicate different protests in a handful of cities and cities throughout the island.

In a number of the movies, individuals shouted they “weren’t afraid” or that they wished liberty or entry to coronavirus vaccines.

The already struggling Cuban financial system has been hit exhausting as tourism and good imports have dropped steeply through the pandemic.

On Sunday, Cuban well being officers reported a file single-day improve for brand new Covid-19 instances and deaths.

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