- Lili Estefan, Ricky Martin, Mili de Molina and other celebrities raise their voices and pray for the situation in Cuba.
- The Cubans decided to take to the streets and with the cry of “freedom” and “down with the dictatorship” they made up the most crowded protest that has been registered on the island in the last 60 years.
- Hundreds of videos about the demonstrations accompanied by the hashtag #ssoscuba went viral.
Protests in Cuba! Lili Estefan, Ricky Martin, Mili de Molina and other celebrities raise their voices and pray for the situation in Cuba, after hundreds of citizens took to the streets to express their discontent and ask for “freedom” for their country.
This Sunday, the Cubans decided to take to the streets of various towns and shouting “freedom” and “down with the dictatorship” they made up the most crowded protest that has been registered on the island in the last 60 years. This protest had a new component: social media. Hundreds of videos about the demonstrations accompanied by the hashtag #ssoscuba went viral.
Lili Estefan, Ricky Martin and other celebrities pray for the situation in Cuba
Cuban Lili Estefan published in her instagram stories an image that read: “Humanitarian intervention, Urgent! #soscuba “. But it was not all, because it has also echoed the opinions of other celebrities who cry out for help for the Caribbean island.
Praying for the people of CUBA DO NOT STOP IT IS NOW TIME !!!! #soscuba “, said the presenter of El Gordo y la Flaca about the publication of her uncle, the renowned producer Emilio Estefan who had written:” LIBERTAD !!!!! CUBA CRIES LIBERTA !! A RIGHT OF EVERY PEOPLE AND OF EVERY HUMAN BEING! ”.
Raúl de Molina in favor of Cuba
Like his partner, the presenter Raúl de Molina offered his support to the Cuban people in their struggle. “The people of #Cuba take to the streets to ask for #LIBERTAD #PatriayVida #SOSCUBA We are with you! “, He wrote on his Instagram account.
Meanwhile he Father Alberto He put them in his prayers and asked for a Free Cuba. “I ask for Cuba … I ask for all oppressed and repressed countries … #soscuba #VivaCubaLibre #patriayvida,” he said in a publication.
Ricky Martin also shouts #SOSCuba
Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin was not far behind and replicated the information in the hope that the world would know the clamor of Cubans who demand political changes and social improvements in their country.
“#SOSCUBA This is very important. Our brothers and sisters in #Cuba need us to inform the world what they are experiencing today. Let’s fill the networks before they remove the internet in the country. Humanitarian aid for Cuba NOW ”, he published together with a video on instagram.
Mily de Molina: “No more to repression”
Also the wife of the presenter Raúl de Molina, the Cuban Mily de Molina, posted on her private Instagram account: “No more to repression and injustice #soscuba #patriayvida #libertad #soycubana”.
In addition, in the image you could read a clear message that encompasses the requests of the Cuban people: “No more Cubans drowned in the sea! No more Cubans killed by medical negligence! No more Cubans killed in the jungle! No more political prisoners in Cuba! No more hunger in Cuba! No more misery in Cuba! No more dictatorship in Cuba! ”.
Emilio Estefan also raises his voice
Emilio Estefan, also of Cuban origin, made several publications about this unprecedented social movement. “THEY ARE NOT ALONE! FREEDOM IS CLOSING TO OUR COUNTRY THAT HAS SUFFERED SO MUCH. WE ASK THE WORLD FOR SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM! “, The musician wrote in his social media.
“IF CUBA IS ON THE STREET… MIAMI TOO !! THEY ARE NOT ALONE. WE ARE WITH YOU !!!! ”, he published alongside a video in which an extensive Cuban community was seen supporting their countrymen from foreign soil. SEE FULL VIDEO HERE.
Cuban president responds to protests
After the wave of protests, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel called his followers to take to the streets. “” We are calling on all the revolutionaries in the country, all communists, to take to the streets and go to the places where these provocations are going to take place, “said the president on radio and television.
“We are going to the streets, we are already in the streets and we are not going to allow anyone to come to defend a plan that is not a Cuban plan, that is not a plan for the Cuban nation (…) and that is an annexation plan. And that is what we call upon the revolutionaries and communists of this country ”, he added.
Cubans take to the streets and social media
Many considered the message of the Cuban president as “calling for a civil war”, like the opposition Yoani Sánchez, who wrote: “What irresponsibility… this is the call for a civil war: ‘The order to fight is given, to the streets the revolutionaries’, threatens Miguel Díaz-Canel ”.
But that did not stop the thrust of the protest that quickly spread on social networks under the hashtag #SOSCuba with dozens of videos that transmitted the demonstrations that began in the town of San Antonio de los Baños, and spread to Santiago de Cuba, Pinar del Río, Havana and Matanzas.
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