We are not going to stop, we will arrive in Washington DC, Lazo said, coordinator of the project, in statements to Prensa Latina via WhatsApp shortly after a driver swerved his truck against them in a provocative way in the middle of a highway.
He explained that in recent days they received threats of different nature, but it is the first time that an actual aggression happened.
The driver of the vehicle, whom he called ‘a hatred trucker’, began to shout offenses while ‘he was coming on us,’ he pointed out.
He said that fanatics like these are those who oppose the reopening of consular services, who do not want remittances or family reunification, those are the ones who ‘are sick with hate’.
The ‘Bridges of Love’ caravan left last Sunday from Miami, Florida, on a journey of more than two thousand kilometers to the US capital to demand the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade and the sanctions imposed on the island.
Last night, after several kilometers of their pilgrimage, the members of the initiative promoted by the Cuban-American professor met with the Group of Veterans for Peace to explain and argue how much pain and damage this hostile policy causes.
Such meetings are part of the activities to move the consciences of the North American people and seek alliances, Lazo said.
On July 25, the members of the walk ‘Bridges of Love’ will gather in Lafayette Square, in front of the White House, to deliver thousands of petitions demanding US President Joe Biden to lift the blockade against the island.
The participants will also demand the reopening of the US embassy in Havana and the reestablishment of the remittance service to the largest of the Antilles, as well as the resumption of the family reunification plan suspended in 2017 by the then-President Donald Trump.