Fed up with blackouts and excuses from the Castro dictatorship, Cubans have lost their fear of protesting in recent months and have taken to the streets in various parts of the country. This Thursday night the place was Nuevitas, Camagüey, where dozens of neighbors demonstrated shouting “Freedom” and the conga “Put on the current pinga.”
“They are on the street in PASTELILLO, they shout Homeland and Life, they ask for electricity,” explained some residents of Nuevitas on the Facebook social network.
”Let’s go to the match. Hey for the party”, and “Put the current pin…Down with Díaz-Canel! Diaz-Canel singao! Down with the dictatorship!” These are some of the phrases that some of them are heard shouting as they walked through the dark streets playing pots and pans.
During the demonstration, the Cubans even sang the National Anthem. “Nevitas got hot. It’s about time, this is too much. Older people and children can’t take this anymore,” commented user Alejandro Sariego.
According to several comments on social networks, the residents of Nuevitas, in Camagüey, have been enduring the blackouts for three months. Last week the Electricity Company of that province announced power outages of up to 18 hours due to problems with the thermoelectric plants in Cuba.
In Camagüey “it is not possible to continue applying the rotation that until now was implemented and the time of affectation could be in the order of 18 hours,” the statement said.
On Thursday and Friday night, simultaneous protests were also reported in Havana, in the Luyanó area, in the Diez de Octubre municipality. The neighbors took to the streets and played a cacerolazo against the regime.
#Cuba What part of the popular cry for "FREEDOM" does the Cuban dictatorship & their apologists not understand?— Michael Lima Cuadra 🇨🇦🇨🇺🇺🇦 (@ngotranslations) August 21, 2022
People in Pastelillo, Nuevitas, #Camagüey shouting “the people united will never be defeated” & “FREEDOM”
Via @thedeadhandbook & @MarioJPenton