Hundreds of residents of Los Palacios, Pinar del Río, took to the streets to protest against the regime on Thursday night, amid constant blackouts, food and medicine shortages, and increased repression by the authorities.
After singing the notes of the National Anthem, they banged cauldrons and chanted phrases against the police and the government.
Pinar del Rio, Santiago, La Habana, Camaguey, Cuba se desperto de nuevo. No necesitamos el 11 de julio, todos los dias es una oportunidad para conseguir la libertad. #CubaPaLaCalle #VIVACUBALIBRE #AbajoLaDictaduraCastroCanel pic.twitter.com/fMoizhLuCL— Mambises al Machete🇨🇺 (@almachete111) July 15, 2022
“The people are tired”, “Here there are children without eating” and “Hey, police, pinga” were some of the expressions that the protesters chanted, according to the videos that were broadcast on social networks.
The images show a group of officials trying to talk to the people, and although it is not possible to hear what they say, the rejection of the protesters is appreciated.
During the protests, internet cuts were reported in Cuba and the data journalism site Inventario registered a decrease in connectivity within the island in at least nine cities.
Caída de internet en #Cuba a partir de las 12:50 hasta la 1:40 a.m. (según @gatech_ioda) coincide con reportes de dificultades para conectarse en ese horario de usuarios en:— invntario (@invntario) July 15, 2022
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Likewise, there were reports of protests in other Cuban territories, such as in Havana and Santiago, in rejection of the blackouts and the political and economic crisis that the country is going through.
The same operation occurred in Centro Habana, where a woman who was protesting in Parque del Curita for homelessness was joined by dozens of mothers who showed solidarity with her cause. “11:54 at night, a Cuban mother with 2 girls and one in a wheelchair claims that they have nowhere to live because their house is in poor condition,” said a Facebook user.
Despite their apparent brevity, the protests confirm the pressure cooker that the Island has become, whose citizens no longer hesitate, despite everything, to go out and claim the dictatorships for the end of communism.
The dictatorship anticipated more power outages with a deficit of up to 22% in supply
The Cuban state-owned Electric Union (UNE) reported this week that the country will face new days with cuts in supply with a deficit of 19% in the hours of maximum consumption.
This situation will occur during “the whole morning” -he said regarding Tuesday-, according to the company in a statement released by the official press of the island. The deficit throughout the day will be up to 22%, he had anticipated.
“The above conditions are given by an availability of 2,469 megawatts (MW) and a maximum demand of 2,950 MW” during peak hours, said the UNE.
He also indicated that on Monday there were damages from 5:00 in the morning and that they continued throughout the day.
The UNE has reported power outages on at least 54 days from mid-March 2022 until last weekend.
The blackouts have been practically daily since March and the regime has no response to the problem created by its own inefficiency. The end of the dictatorship is drawing near.