A top official at the US State Department weighed-in on the growing pro-democracy protests sweeping Cuba over the weekend; stating that demonstrators are unhappy with “rising COVID cases and medicine shortages.”
“Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages. We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors in need,” posted Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung.
Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages. We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors in need.
— Julie Chung (@WHAAsstSecty) July 11, 2021
Pro-Democracy protests erupted across Cuba Sunday evening as demonstrators demand liberty, greater economic opportunities, and access to COVID-19 vaccines as the Communist regime targets some journalists and other reformers.
Frustration with the dictatorships incompetence,greed & repression is mounting rapidly pic.twitter.com/eSAr8Xrxpf
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 11, 2021
— Mag Jorge Castro🇨🇺 (@mjorgec1994) July 11, 2021
Tens of thousands of people in #Cuba are protesting at this very moment.
The regime is shutting off the internet on the island. The Castro dictatorship doesn’t want the world to see what’s happening.
— María Elvira Salazar 🇺🇸 (@MaElviraSalazar) July 11, 2021
— Yusnaby Pérez (@Yusnaby) July 11, 2021
Massive Protests in the streets of Cuba right now pic.twitter.com/7H0KkR7ueX
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 11, 2021
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BUSTED: Video Shows Bernie Praising FIDEL CASTRO, Describes Himself as a ‘SOCIALIST’
Recently unearthed footage from 1985 shows then-Mayor Bernie Sanders describing himself as an outright “socialist” and praising Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro; saying the Latin American leader “educated the kids” and “gave them health care.”
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 21, 2019
“One of the things I think I learned on my trip, you know, as a socialist the word ‘socialism’ doesn’t frighten me […] And everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world, that all the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro,” said Sanders.
“They forgot that he educated the kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society. But just because Ronald Reagan dislikes these people does not mean that the people of their own nation feel the same way,” he added.
Watch the stunning admission above.
COMRADE BERNIE: Sanders Says Fidel Castro’s Literacy Program ‘Not a Bad Thing!’
Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his praise of Cuba’s communist dictatorship during Tuesday night’s debate; saying Fidel Castro’s literacy programs were “not a bad thing!”
“Truth is truth. If somebody in Saudi Arabia, or any country in the world, teaches illiterate people to read, you’re going to tell me that’s a bad thing? It is not,” said Bernie.
“The way we are going to win in Florida -the reason I’m ahead of Trump- is to have the largest voter turnout in the history of this country… The truth is we have massive inequality, the truth is working people have not seen a wage increase in 45 years,” he added.
Lol Bernie after the debate defending his praise of Castro:
“Dictators can do good things!”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2020
Watch Sanders’ comments above.