Not everyone was anti-Guillen. One woman showed up at the rally to defend Guillen's right to free speech.

"Right or wrong, he has the right and he shouldn't be fearful of saying anything around this city," said the woman, who would not give her name.

"I don't understand how the exile community can want to persecute a man for saying what he said, and yet they fled the same type of persecution," said another man who didn't want to be identified.

The First Amendment wasn't a good enough defense for others.

"It's easy to be like free speech but if you're Cuban that's going to burn a little bit," said Crystal Valdez.

Opinions were strong in every direction. Some said Guillen deserves to stay.

"I wouldn't say, 'Kick him out of his job.' He can say what he wants. You just don't have to like him for it," said South Florida resident Connie Fernandez.

Others said he should go and called for a boycott of the Marlins.

Still others want to just get back to baseball.

"He's a baseball coach, man. Really? Come on," said another South Floridian.

On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen issued a statement, saying "Guillen should meet with the many victims of Castro’s tyranny who live in our community to learn about the horrors of Castro and his regime."