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New Wave of Protests Against Cuba’s Dictatorship

Cuba, El American

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HUNDREDS of citizens took to the streets of Cuba on Thursday night to protest the precariousness of public services and the situation the island is going through under Castro’s communist regime headed by Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Multiple videos posted on social networks show a massive protest in the streets of the municipality of Los Palacios in Pinar del Rio. The protest in the dark demanded the authorities restore electricity.

According to a report by Cubanos por el Mundo, citizens gathered in front of the municipal headquarters of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), where they chanted phrases against the dictatorship. “We are hungry!” the demonstrators shouted at the authorities.

The report also indicated that, given the protests, the Castro regime cut off the Internet to prevent images from being shared outside the island.

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The new demonstrations come one year after July 11, when a historic wave of protests shook the island and left thousands under arrest.