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Miami Commissioner announces new public demonstration: ‘Down with chains in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela!’

The City of Miami is hosting a freedom rally for Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park.
The City of Miami is hosting a freedom rally for Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park.

MIAMI – A Miami commissioner and local activists met Wednesday at Miami City Hall to announce an upcoming public rally to send a message to the White House.

Commissioner Joe Carollo said the “Down With The Chains!” rally is at 5 p.m., Saturday at Bayfront Park. Carollo said he has the support of activists from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua in Miami-Dade County.

“We are going to embrace Nicaraguans. We are going to embrace Venezuelans, “said Silvio Iriondo, from MAR for Cuba.

They also have the support of musicians Gente de Zona, Willy Chirino, Los 3 de La Habana, Albita, Lena and Melena Burke, Marisela Verena, and Hansel.

“This is not going to be a concert, this is not going to be a party,” Carrollo said.

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The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.