Cubans storm streets, protest food shortages and rising prices
Cubans in their thousands have stormed the streets to protest economic hardship, calling for the resignation of President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the protest which has been touted as one of the biggest in the country’s history started on Sunday in San Antonio de los Baños and Palma Soriano.
Images on social media showed citizens chanting anti-government slogans and demanding coronavirus vaccines and an end to communist rule.
Protesters occupied Havana, the capital city, while chanting “Diaz-Canel step down”, “freedom”, “homeland and life”, and “down with the dictatorship”.
Later on Sunday, Díaz-Canel alleged that the demonstration was triggered by persons paid by the US government to destabilise the country.
“We call upon all the revolutionaries of the country, all the communists, to take to the streets,” he said in a TV broadcast.
Following his call, hundreds of pro-government protesters also took to the streets to air their support for the administration.
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