Hundreds of people in Cuba continue to face serious prosecution after historic protests erupted against the communist government last summer. Some of those people have already been arrested, including minors too.
Cuban-Americans who live in Palm Beach County are sharing the experience about how they are feeling about the cases as tensions continue to rise in the nation.
According to Cuban playwright Vanessa Garcia, “The time is important right now. There is a moment in the time that we have to listen to the Cuban people.” Since the July 11 protests in Cuba, nearly 800 people have been arrested and indicated for acts of vandalism and other severe disturbances, as per Cuba’s attorney general’s office.
Meanwhile, anti-government protestors have gathered against the ongoing food crisis and high foodstuff prices at the Maximo Gomez monument in Havana, Cuba, on July 11, 2021.
Anti-government protesters gather against ongoing food shortages and high prices of foodstuffs at the Maximo Gomez monument in Havana, Cuba, July 11, 2021. Six months after surprising protests against the Cuban government, more than 50 protesters who have been charged with sedition are headed to trial and could face sentences of up to 30 years in prison.