Cuba Sees Island-Wide Protests over Scheduled Rolling Blackouts

Cuba Sees Island-Wide Protests over Scheduled Rolling Blackouts


Cuban citizens took to the streets nationwide on Monday to protest the communist Castro regime, specifically objecting to the nation’s collapsing power grid, which necessitates scheduled rolling blackouts.

The communist regime of Cuba had announced in July that a new rolling blackout schedule would begin to take effect in August. The capital city of Havana – which, unlike the rest of the nation, had so far been spared from the constant blackouts – will also be subjected to rolling power interruptions, a decision that Reinaldo García Zapata, governor of Havana, said he considers a “gesture of solidarity with the country.”

Residents of eastern Santiago de Cuba, the nation’s second-largest city, took up the streets to protest, espousing chants against the Castro regime such

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