For the US, the Cuban dictatorship "is not listening to the voices and will of the people."

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The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said that the people are "tired of the repression that has lasted too long."

On Monday, the United States rejected the accusations of the Cuban dictatorship against it for the historic weekend protests on the island. It maintained that the Castro regime is not listening to its people.

It would be a serious mistake for the Cuban government to interpret what is happening in the dozens of cities and towns on the island as a result of what the United States has done Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters. This is because when consulted for the statements of the dictator Miguel Díaz-Canel.

"They are simply not listening to the voices and will of the Cuban people, people deeply tired of the repression that has lasted too long." added.

The head of US diplomacy said that Cubans are responding with protests to the "mismanagement" of the economy by the communist regime and the response to the pandemic when the country is in the worst health moment.

Earlier, Díaz-Canel had accused Washington of imposing "a policy of economic suffocation to provoke social outbreaks in the country."

President Joe Biden, for his part, urged the Cuban dictatorship not to resort to violence against street protests and expressed the support of the United States for the protesters. "We call on the government of Cuba to refrain from violence," the president told reporters.

In a statement released hours earlier, he had asked the Cuban authorities "to listen to his people." "We stand with the Cuban people and their clear call for freedom and rescue from the tragic clutches of the pandemic and the decades of repression and economic suffering to which the authoritarian regime of Cuba has subjected them," declared Biden.

He added that the United States is calling on the Cuban government to listen to its people and address their needs at this crucial moment, rather than strengthen itself.

The Cuban dictatorship has accused Washington of being behind the unusual protests on the island on Sunday. Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Monday that US economic sanctions have caused unrest, calling them a policy of economic downturn that is fueling a social epidemic in the country.

Reacting to the statement by Cuban officials, White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie said the riots were a fabrication by the Cuban government. The demonstrators spoke out against the harsh realities of daily life in Cuba, not in any other country.

"freedom!" Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the government. An extraordinary day that resulted in dozens of arrests and clashes, after which Díaz-Canel ordered - even on television - to go out to fight his pro-government protesters and defend the Revolution.