They painted the legend "Cuba libre" in front of the Cuban embassy in Washington.


They painted the legend "Cuba libre" in front of the Cuban embassy in Washington.

This message from anonymous authors was drawn in white on asphalt, pointing to Venezuela along with the initial VZLA.

Demonstrations against the Castro government, which shook several Cuban cities, knocked on the doors of the Havana embassy in the United States capital, with street graffiti Free Cuba ."

The message from unknown authors was drawn in white letters on the asphalt, accompanied by the initials VZLA, alluding to Venezuela.

"In front of the Cuban embassy in Washington DC, it reads CUBA LIBRE. We are with you Cuban brothers who fight for your freedom. We are in the same fight: Freedom," wrote Carlos Vecchio, A diplomatic delegation led by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido to the White House warned of graffiti on his Twitter account.

Vecchio included an image next to the hashtag #SOSCUBA, which has gone viral on the networks.

In addition, photos of a vast bank-colored poster with black letters with the message: SOS CUBA, installed in front of the White House, were published on Twitter.

The Washington Post newspaper indicated, citing Erica Cunningham, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works for the District of Columbia, where Washington is located, that teams from that unit traveled to the diplomatic legation on Friday to remove "the unauthorized painting. "

The EFE news agency later confirmed that the lyrics were deleted.

The graffiti reminded us of the vast yellow letters that make up the phrase "Black lives matter" on the street baptized with that same motto, and that was the heart of the demonstrations that took place in Washington after the death at the hands of a police officer white of African American George Floyd, in May 2020.

Last Sunday, thousands of Cubans chanted "Freedom!" Took to the streets to protest against the government chanting slogans. On an extraordinary day after hundreds of arrests and clashes, President Miguel Diaz Can order his supporters to go out to protest.

The protests, the strongest that have occurred in Cuba since the so-called "maleconazo" of August 1994, are carried out with the country plunged into a severe economic and health crisis, affected by the pandemic and a severe shortage of food, medicine, and other essential products, in addition to extended power outages.

Reports from the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights indicate that "police do not receive relatives-in-law to represent detainees, prisons are closed, and many detainees are on precautionary measures." They have entered the prison as a precaution and they are suffering from instability. 

Reports from its network of observers, who constantly monitor the Internet despite cuts and movement limitations, indicate that there are people who have taken refuge in the mountains, persecuted. Are running from.

They also denounce the detention of people identified in the videos of the protests published on social networks. At the same time, mothers and relatives roam the detention centers collecting information about them.

Most of the social networks and messaging platforms remain blocked in the mobile Internet service in Cuba, five days after massive protests against the communist dictatorship shook the country.