(RightIsRight.co) – Cuba’s Communist regime has been tightening its grip on its citizens for decades, and now the coronavirus pandemic is pushing many over the edge. From food shortages to lack of vaccine access and community support, tens of thousands of Cubans are now standing up to speak out against their corrupt government.
On Sunday, July 11, Cubans all across the country gathered together to march in protests against their government and President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who condemned the peaceful gatherings. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) shared a video of some protestors and noted how the United States is a symbol of hope, freedom, and democracy for these oppressed people:
Beautiful. Freedom is powerful.
And every heart yearns to be free. https://t.co/tvl0zzNDMy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 12, 2021
President Joe Biden released a statement on Monday, July 12, acknowledging the “decades of repression and economic suffering” that Cuba has experienced under its authoritarian leadership. He noted the protestors “are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights” and cautioned that those rights must be respected. Biden pressured President Díaz-Canel to “hear their people and serve their needs”, although, if history has anything to say, that’s unlikely to happen.
The Cuban people have been struggling under Communism for over 60 years, and many have fled to the United States to try and escape from the repression and find a better life. Our nation stands out as a symbol of hope for these people, and thankfully, our lawmakers are encouraging them to make their voices heard and to demand the rights every human on this earth deserves.
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