On Sunday, solidarity groups with Cuba worldwide demanded U.S. President Joe Biden lift the inhumane blockade hampering the Cuban economy.
The worldwide rally is part of the Cuban-American sponsored initiative “Bridges of Love,” which aims to call attention to the need to change the U.S policy towards Cuba.
Hundreds of bike riders waving Cuban flags gathered in Holguin. Likewise, mobilizations of ships, cars, and people jumping from parachutes took the street in Matanzas.
Turin, Belgium, Mexico, Miami, Tampa, Nueva York, and Washington D.C were also scenarios for solidarity demonstrations where people carried slogans reading “Mr. Biden lift the embargo.”
“El acceso a los productos necesarios para desarrollar las vacunas contra el cáncer y la COVID-19 se ve fuertemente limitado por las injustificadas sanciones de EE.UU contra Cuba.”
— Cancillería de Cuba (@CubaMINREX) June 20, 2021
The meme reads, “The access to the products needed to develop cancer and COVID-19 vaccines is limited severely by unjustified US sanctions against Cuba. Dr.C Belinda Sanchez Ramirez, Director of Immunobiology at the Center for Molecular Immunology.”
On Sunday, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez arrived in New York to attend the 289th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voting against the blockade to take place on June 23.
The UNGA resolution condemning the blockade has been passed 28 times in a row. In 2019, only Brazil and Israel backed U.S. negative stance, while Colombia and Ukraine abstained.
Cuban population is severely affected by the blockade, which has caused over US$9 billion loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
#Cuba | Foreign Affairs Ministry @BrunoRguezP: “The policy of bringing the Cuban people to their knees through hunger, hardships and desperation has already lasted more than six decades and is a massive violation of human rights” #TambienEsUnVirus #EliminaElBloqueo #CubaViva pic.twitter.com/BLxmIScUC2
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) June 18, 2021