Mayor Muriel Bowser scrubbed a mural calling for Cuban liberty from the streets of Washington, D.C.
Activists painted “Cuba Libre” — “Free Cuba” — in front of the Cuban embassy, located on 16th Street several blocks north of the White House. Bowser, a Democrat, scrubbed the mural one day after it appeared.
— Dianela Urdaneta (@DianelaUrdaneta) July 16, 2021
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Activists drew inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement, whose slogan decorated the road in front of the White House for months. Comedian Alex Gonzalez of Los Pichy Boys, who has spent 15 years speaking out against the communist regime and streams videos about the crackdown in Cuba to his half-million followers on Instagram, said Bowser is siding with an oppressive regime.
The Bowser administration defended the decision to crackdown on the anti-Castro activists. “The ‘Cuba Libre’ painting on the street was unauthorized, so DPW crews power washed