Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called for his supporters to take to the streets on Sunday after accusing enemies of the Cuban Revolution of trying to destabilize the Caribbean nation.
“We will not let anti-revolutionary mercenaries who are beholden to the American empire to create instability. There will be a revolutionary response,” he said in a televised address to the nation.
“We are calling on all Communists to take to the streets where these provocations are being staged and oppose them,” he said, referring to protests that are reportedly taking place in several cities.
In Cuba, the first protests in many years – in 8 cities, including Havana.
Citizens took to the streets across the country on Sunday to oppose poor economic conditions and the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation has faced shortages of food and essential products as its health industry is going through difficult times.
Special Forces are gathering in Cuba to put down the mass protests in the country. Dozens of officers have been seen getting into trucks. (Unverified video)