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Protest organizers hold peaceful gathering in Miami Beach for those suffering in Cuba

Demonstrations from those showing their support for people suffering from the crisis in Cuba are entering their third week.
Demonstrations from those showing their support for people suffering from the crisis in Cuba are entering their third week.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Demonstrations from those showing their support for people suffering from the crisis in Cuba are entering their third week.

A rally was held on Sunday in Miami Beach at the intersection of 73rd Street and Collins Avenue.

The group, holding Cuban flags and homemade signs, was getting the attention of passing drivers and spreading the message of “free Cuba.”

Organizers of the protest called it a peaceful gathering.

At the event were not only Cuban-Americans, but people from Israel, Colombia and a host of other nations.

Some people would like to see the United States doing more to help Cuba while many say that the world needs to see how people on the island are being treated.

“They should be free in their own countries and I welcome the day where I could go to my country of birth and enjoy it while it’s free,” Cristina Moinelo said. “Very difficult.”

Another protest was held Sunday in Miramar.

The crowd there also came out with Cuban flags and appealed for a better day in the communist country.

Just days ago, President Joe Biden issued individual, targeted sanctions against the regime in Cuba.

Protesters even hit Washington, D.C. over the weekend near the White House to urge the U.S. to do more, and some Cuban-American South Florida members of Congress are listening.

“We must support them to be free. We must,” Marsha Schwartz said. “It’s our duty to do so.”

“It’s the world that has to say, ‘Enough, we don’t condone this,’” Moinelo said.


About the Authors:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.