A small Havana, Fla., Demonstrator covered in theatrical blood; gagged, bound and chained “Hannity“a Wednesday that his clothing a euphemism for the difficulty of the Cuban People who have suffered under 62 years of dictatorship – as well as a cry for help for a president who he says are uninterested, seem to be supporting Cuban civilians’ rights.
The man, who did not give his name, spoke through “Freedom” -signed tape.
“These chains represent the dictatorship of Cuba. This blood represents the blood that is in the hands of those who stand next to the dictatorship – and not next to the Cuban people,” he said.
“Joe Biden, Cuba wants freedom,” he said, addressing the President. “They need freedom. They do not want vaccinations, they do not want food, they need freedom: that is what the Cuban people deserve, and that is what they want.”
The man said the United States must stand with the Cuban civilians and not with Miguel Diaz-Canel’s autocratic rule, which he has held since Castro’s younger brother Raul, 90, handed over power to him in 2018.
A woman standing next to the man in similar attire repeated his call: “The only vaccine the Cuban people need is freedom – please help!”
The rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a former Telemundo journalist who visited Miami Beach, Brickell, and the Little Havana neighborhood “Hannity,” said she had asked Biden for a meeting as much as “three times a day” in no response.
“We are very frustrated, we are very excited: because we have called respectfully and asked Biden administration that this has nothing to do with political parties. He will not meet,” she said.
Salazar’s seat is notable in that regard, as it is one of the few Democratic-majority constituencies that turned Republicans around in 2020 – as longtime news anchor defeated former Clinton Foundation President Donna Shalala.
Seng. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Who is like Salazar of Cuban descent, said that the world can not forget the plight of the Cuban people, and that the activism to support them “can not stop until Cuba is free and free. has. “
Miami Republican Mayor Francis X. Suarez added that the entire western hemisphere was affected by the Cuban regime and its oppression.
“The Cuban people have no means of defending themselves,” he said. “It’s so sad to see a lack of US leadership.”
Protesters have been flying to the main Versailles restaurant, at the corner of Calle Ocho and SW 36th Ave., where “Hannity” was shooting, for weeks – in protest of Diaz-Canel’s treatment of Cubans and in support of pro-democracy protesters targeted, arrested and punished by the regime.
The Versailles corner has been a rallying point for the Cuban-American community for decades, as well as where the celebrations erupted in 2016 as protesters celebrated the death of dictator Fidel Castro.
The White House was criticized According to Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki, a mistake was made by the regime, noting that “a lack of access to economic opportunity, to medical care, to COVID vaccinations” are all reasons for the historic protests.
Critics have argued that the real cause of the protests is the spread of communism and left-wing governance on the island, which has led to economic depression and recession of fundamental rights for the people of Cuba.
In a statement issued July 12, Biden said the White House’s stand[s] with the Cuban people in their clarity calls for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by the authoritarian regime of Cuba. “