Joe Biden, after the day of protests against the dictatorship in Cuba: "We support the Cuban people and their cry for freedom."
The president of the United States urged the communist regime to attend to the needs of the population "instead of enriching itself.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, asked the "Cuban regime to listen to its people" on Monday after hundreds of Cubans took to the island's streets on Sunday shouting "freedom" in peaceful demonstrations that were repressed. By the Castro regime.
"We support the Cuban people and their struggle for freedom and relief from the tragic control of this epidemic and decades of oppression and economic hardship, including the dictatorial government of Cuba," Biden said in a statement.
Biden said the Cuban people are bravely exercising their fundamental and universal rights. These rights, including peaceful protest and the right to freely determine one's own future, must be respected.
The United States has called on the Cuban government to listen to its people and address their needs instead of enriching them at this crucial moment.
The United States Government, through the Acting Undersecretary of State of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung, had already said "very concerned" this Sunday about the calls to "combat" made by the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, to stop protests against the regime on the island.
The White House National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, also remarked yesterday that "the United States. Supports freedom of expression and assembly in Cuba as a universal right.
Díaz-Canel urged his supporters this Sunday to take to the streets ready for "combat" in response to the spontaneous peaceful protests that arose against his Government in different parts of the country.
"The order of combat is given, the revolutionaries take to the streets," the dictator encouraged in a special television appearance.
On Monday, the president admitted the electrical problems and the shortage of food and medicine but called the protesters criminals and assured them that "they had the response they deserved."
Díaz-Canel's message came after hundreds of Cubans took to the streets of Havana this Sunday shouting "freedom" in peaceful demonstrations, which were intercepted by the security forces and brigades of government supporters, leading to violent clashes. and arrests.
The clashes between the protesters and the pro-government took place in the central Parque de la Fraternidad, in front of the Capitol, Where more than a thousand people gathered with a strong presence of military and police forces, who made several arrests.