“As on the last Sundays of every month, we had another successful caravan, we left with great enthusiasm and once again demanded the end of these terrible sanctions that weigh on the Cuban people and make them suffer,” Freire noted in an interview on social networks.
She repeated the common claim to remove Cuba from the list of countries that allegedly support terrorism, and pointed out that Cuba only exports “medicine and love.”
Lesnik, in turn, stated that this caravan was carried out due to “the will of Cuban emigrants who love their country and who want the United States to change its policy of aggression.”
We want leave hatred behind, he said, “love solves problems among decent, intelligent people and above all true patriots.”
Despite several acts of harassment, hundreds of Cuban residents in Miami and other solidarity activists took to the streets to demand that President Joe Biden lift the blockade against Cuba.
The caravan members faced dissimilar attacks and offenses, uttered by a group that seeks to prevent a policy of rapprochement.
“The Miami commission asked the city to provide a paid escort, a procedure that should not occur because the police must guarantee security for free,” Bridges of Love movement leader Carlos Lazo denounced on social networks.
He added that authorities evaded issue and eventually provided protection to a counter-caravan that dedicates to intimidating activists.
Despite the attacks, the caravan members sang the Cuban National Anthem, showed their banners and demanded the lifting of Washington’s unilateral blockade, maintained for more than six decades.
In addition to Miami, other solidarity actions with Cuba took place in the US cities of Seattle and New York, as well as in Vancouver, Quebec and Ottawa (Canada), and Panama.