Black Lives Matter’s support for dictator Fidel Castro and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur has re-emerged in the wake of a “deplorable” statement blaming the suffering of the Cuban people on the American embargo and not the island’s brutal communist regime.
The group, which was co-founded by a self-described Marxist, Patrisse Cullors, is already facing a backlash from both the left and the right over its statement on Cuban pro-democracy protests, which blamed the ongoing demonstrations on an American embargo and called on President Joe Biden to lift the “forced pain and suffering” that they claimed was “cutting off” food and medicine.
“Black Lives Matter condemns the U.S. federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans, and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo,” BLM said, in part. “This cruel and inhumane policy, instituted with the explicit intention of destabilizing the country and undermining Cubans’ right to choose their own government, is at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis. Since 1962, the United