EU asks Cuban government to let citizens protest

The EU - European Union has requested the Cuban government to listen to the grievances of its citizens instead of responding with an abolition on the biggest demonstrations there in the next thirty years.

Cuba: The EU – European Union has requested the Cuban government to listen to the grievances of its citizens instead of responding with an abolition on the biggest demonstrations there in the next thirty years.

EU foreign relations chief – Josep Borrell stated on Monday 12 July, “There have been, as far as we know, displays in major cities. People have been protesting about lack of medicine, about COVID-19, and against the government there. This was a sign of discontent, and they’ve now reached a level which is not seen since the year 1994.”

He further added that the Cuban people totally have the right to express their opinions and added that “I would personally call on the Cuban government there to allow peaceful protests and to listen to the voice of dissatisfaction from the protestors.”

The foreign relations chief addressed the media after having a regular monthly meet with the EU foreign ministers.

The US President also issued his statement on the protests of the Cuban people and asserted, “The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights.”

The US President did not say anything regarding lifting the sanctions from the Caribbean island. While the Mexican president left-winger – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, repeated Europe’s stand on the US embargo and cited, “The truth is that if one wants to help Cuba, the first thing that should be done is to lift the blockade of Cuba as the majority of nations in the world are asking for it.”

Some uncertain reports have also spoken of the casualties at the hands of police.

The EU has also asked the government of the United States to lift the embargo sanctions from the Caribbean island. Despite this, various other nations and international organisations have taken a stand for Cuba against the blockade imposed on the Caribbean island by the US government.