Cubans Take to Streets in Rare Show of Popular Dissent

Cubans took to the streets of Havana and other towns and cities on July 11 to voice their frustrations with the government amid a spike in COVID cases and ongoing economic hardship brought by the pandemic.

Local media reported people having difficulty accessing “food, medicine, hygiene products and other goods and services.”

Cuban state media said there were pro-government gatherings in response to the demonstrations, after President Miguel Diaz-Canel made a television address in which he blamed social media campaigns for the unrest.

Footage here by Alejandro Zaldivar was described by him as showing events in Havana on July 11. Credit: Alejandro Zaldivar via Storyful

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