Cuba: CSC activists to hold a rally against US blockade

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign - CSC activists would conduct a rally against the blockade by the United States government on Cuba on 19 June 2021. The decision of the rally comes ahead of the United Nations vote on the issue.

Cuba: The Cuba Solidarity Campaign – CSC activists would conduct a rally against the blockade by the United States government on Cuba on 19 June 2021. The decision of the rally comes ahead of the United Nations vote on the issue.

The activists would participate in planned “caravans” in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Brighton, and Sheffield to indicate actions taken by Cuban-Americans in Miami and other US states.

The caravans are asking the President of the US to enable families to be reunited by ending the travel restrictions, opening the US embassy in Havana for visa processing.

Next week on Wednesday, the United Nations would vote on the annual Cuban resolution. The last vote was postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the year 2019, 187 nations voted against the blockade while the US, Israel, and Brazil voted in favour of the embargo.

Director of CSC – Rob Miller stated, “The upcoming UN vote would see the world make clear once again its opposition to blockade and sanctions that punish the Cuban people.”

Following the statement, he added, “As yet President Biden has done nothing to roll back the vicious anti-Cuban rules imposed by Former President of the US Trump, and the US policy is particularly brutal during a worldwide health disaster.”

The director added that the international caravans are an opportunity for them to show solidarity with the citizens of Cuba at this crucial time and join the world in denouncing the blockade imposed by the US government.

The London rally would begin on 19 June 2021 at noon from Embankment Tube, with a march past from Parliament and on to Trafalgar Square, whereas in Manchester, a car cavalcade would begin from Morrisons car park on Mottram Road, Hyde.

CSC has asked its supporters who are not able to join them physically to decorate their homes with flags or homemade signs. It further asked the supporters to fly a flag from their cars or bikes or any additional action that would raise awareness of the US blockade in their community.