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Biden voices support for Cuban protesters


Anti-government protesters in Havana on Sunday Associated Press/Photo by Eliana Aponte

Biden voices support for Cuban protesters

Thousands of Cubans in dozens of cities marched on Sunday against food shortages and high prices in one of the island's biggest anti-government demonstrations in recent memory. U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States stands with the protesters who “are demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime.”

What is the Cuban government doing? Cuban police are now patrolling the streets in force in several cities. Dictator Miguel Díaz-Canel accused the United States of fomenting unrest. He blamed the protests on what he called a deceptive social media campaign against the Cuban revolution. Citing that supposed campaign, Cuba’s Communist government has blocked social media sites within the country.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere’s report in The Sift about mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.


Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.

@kentcovington

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