White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that Cuban protesters yelling “freedom!” during anti-communist protests were actually demanding “freedom from rising COVID cases.”
Cuba experienced dozens of protests in cities across the island Sunday attracting thousands of people, the largest outpouring of opposition to the Communist Party in recent memory. Protesters waved American flags, chanted “freedom!” and hurled profanities at the Castro dictatorship. American establishment news outlets have nonetheless reported that the protests were somehow not political in nature but an expression of concern for the situation regarding the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
When a Fox News reporter asked Psaki if the Cuban protests Sunday were out of “concern about rising COVID Cases,” she responded by saying the White House is “still assessing what is motivating, of course, and driving all the individuals who came to the streets.”
“There are a range of reasons and voices we are