Cuba’s communist regime is trying to blame the US for the huge uprising against its totalitarian government — as it also calls on “revolutionaries” to take to the streets and “fight” any anti-government protesters.
On Sunday, thousands took to the streets in cities and towns across the long-suffering nation, screaming “freedom” and “enough” — as well as anti-government slogans and demands for the removal of President Miguel Díaz-Canel.
The dictatorship responded with a huge police presence, dispatching special forces jeeps with machine guns mounted on the back.
Dozens of demonstrators were arrested in the country’s capital, Havana.
There were also clashes with pro-government supporters, who were blamed for assaulting journalists as Cuban authorities shut down internet service throughout the afternoon to stop news getting out.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (C) walks accompanied by supporters in San Antonio de los Banos near Havana, amid the day of protests.EPA/Yander Zamora
Despite the protesters’ clear calls of “Down with the dictatorship” and