This time, Cuba’s protests are life-affirming

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“Mass protests to end a dictatorship often turn a corner when public anger gives way to unity around shared ideals. Cuba may have reached that point Sunday. While the thousands of Cubans who took to the streets have plenty to complain about (blackouts, long food lines, and a new record in COVID-19 deaths), their common refrain was rather uplifting. In fact, the demonstrations continued into a second day despite a crackdown by the island’s Communist government. Protesters chanted slogans such as ‘Yes, we can’ and ‘We want liberty’. The fact that many livestreamed the protests (the largest since 1994 and certainly the most widespread) reflected how spontaneous they were.” (07/13/21)