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Bridges of Love calls global caravan against sanctions against Cuba

Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The promoter of the Bridges of Love, Carlos Lazo, on Wednesday called a new global caravan to demand the end of the United States blockade and the lifting of the sanctions that punish the Cuban people.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the Cuban-American professor pointed out that participation in the caravan, scheduled for Sunday, was confirmed from several cities in the United States, Canada and Europe.

The streets of Miami, Las Vegas, New York and Seattle will be the scene of these caravans that advocate bridges of love between the peoples of Cuba and the United States, he pointed out.

Brussels, in Belgium, and other cities in European countries will also join the initiative, Lazo said.

The global caravan for the end of the blockade is one of many events promoted by the Bridges of Love project to draw attention on the blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba for more than 60 years.

The activist called on people of goodwill from any corner of the planet to join the initiative and if they live somewhere where a caravan is not scheduled, then let them be the light in the dark and take photos with the flags from Cuban and the country where they live, he said.

In addition, Lazo called a worldwide Tweeter campaign on Sunday at 12 noon, Cuban time.

We invite to tweet US President Joe Biden, asking him that the sanctions against the Cuban people be lifted, he stressed.

Lazo recently traveled to Cuba to bring humanitarian donations and met with activists, religious and political leaders, and people from the community.

As part of his visit, he also met with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to discuss relations with emigration, the United States blockade and other issues.

Last July, the Bridges of Love project made a 2,000-kilometer walk from Miami to Washington, and met with several activists in front of the White House.

There, Lazo gave the US government a petition backed by more than 27,000 signatures, in which they urge Biden to lift the blockade against Cuba and improve relations.

He also spoke on that occasion with the assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the US Department of State, Emily Mendrala.

Bridges of Love regularly holds caravans in several US cities to demand the end of the US blockade and the more than 240 sanctions imposed by Washington on Cuba.