Shocking new footage shows Cuban authorities firing on protesters in the Caribbean nation — as the island’s president calls on Communist loyalists to confront the mobs.
“They’re firing at the protesters!” @sos_cuba posted in Spanish on Twitter, with a video of Cuban cops walking toward demonstrators as shots are heard in the background.
“This will not be forgotten, so they know,” @VpKCuba wrote in another tweet showing a similar scene from Sunday’s unrest.
Another clip shows Cuban police confronting another group of protesters en masse, with a caption chiding Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel for “declaring war on his own people.”
The unrest erupted over the weekend amid the socialist country’s worst financial crisis in decades, with hundreds of demonstrators seen marching and demanding freedom from the government.
The Biden administration expressed support for the Cuban demonstrators.REUTERS
Diaz-Canel quickly blamed the protests on the US, saying American propaganda fueled the outbursts, which he maintained were limited and isolated.