The patience of Cubans is running out. The prolonged blackout suffered by the island due to the total collapse of the electrical system has led many to lose their fear and take to the streets again. The historic protests of July last year seem to have been just a rehearsal. Despite the brutal repression and the imprisonment of hundreds of protesters subjected to summary trials in the courts of the dictatorship, the population is not intimidated. It is a story that repeats itself: people go out to protest, the regime deploys its repressive apparatus, but others will come out the next day. There are 11 million prisoners on the island that Castroism cannot control.
What began this Thursday afternoon in Havana is being replicated in other cities. With the slogan “We want the light!” Dozens of Cubans came out on Calzada del Cerro, between San Pablo and Auditor, in the Cuban capital, to protest the massive blackout that has worsened with the passage of Hurricane Ian.
🇨🇺 | Cuba: "Involución y represión". Más imágenes de lo que sucede en la Calzada del Cerro. pic.twitter.com/YZpWQm4zm4— Yannis Estrada (@YannisEst) September 29, 2022
In other videos, the people were seen asking for freedom and coming together peacefully.
Through our Twitter account we reported that protests were taking place in several cities at night, to which the regime responded by deploying the Army in the streets and cutting off internet service throughout the country.
On the part of the dictatorship there has been no information. The tyrant Miguel Díaz-Canel has not said anything about it on his Twitter account. The truth is that the regime knows that these are not the same times as Fidel Castro and with the referendum on the new Family Code with which it seeks to mutate from communism to the so-called “progressivism” by approving same-sex marriage, it is not enough to calm the hunger and desperation of a people repressed for more than six decades and whose patience was tested by the devastating effects of the pandemic last year and today seems to be running out with the lack of basic electricity service and the lack of response of a regime that is only interested in staying in power.