Students in Washington DC were confused to see the American flag, which they don’t believe is a symbol of freedom, flown by Cuban citizens in recent protests against the communist government. One student suggested Cuban anti-communists should fly the flag of Sweden.
On Sunday, thousands of Cubans took to the streets to demand an end to the 62-year-old communist regime, chanting, “Down with the dictatorship,” and “We want liberty,” while waving American flags.
So Campus Reform’s Ophelie Jacobson went to the U.S. Capitol, where she asked students about the American flag, and what it means to them.
When asked if she believes the American flag represents freedom, one student said, “No, I don’t.”
“I don’t think it’s as free as people think it is, and I just think it’s a piece of cloth at the end of the day,” another answered.