Cuban Leader Calls on Supporters to Hit Streets, Oppose Provocations - Videos
"We will not let anti-revolutionary mercenaries who are beholden to the American empire to create instability. There will be a revolutionary response," he said in a televised address to the nation.
Meanwhile, US politicians took to Twitter to support the mass protests in the island nation, calling on the American government to support Cubans against the "communist dictatorship".
For decades, the Castro regime has terrorized the Cuban people. Today, Americans stand with the Cuban people as they bravely take to the streets and demand freedom.— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) July 12, 2021
I am asking @POTUS @SecBlinken to call on members of the Cuban military to not fire on their own people— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 11, 2021
The incompetent communist party of #Cuba cannot feed or protect the people from the virus.
Now those in the military must defend the people not the communist party.
The humanitarian crisis happening right now in Cuba is just another symptom of communism’s incompetence. The equality that the Castros have brought to Cuba is misery for the people.— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) July 11, 2021
I stand in solidarity with the Cuban people and in support of their quest for freedom. #SOSCuba
US State Department and its officials, involved to their necks in promoting social and political instability in #Cuba, should avoid expressing hypocritical concern for a situation they have been betting on. Cuba is and will continue to be a peaceful country, contrary to the US— Carlos F. de Cossio (@CarlosFdeCossio) July 11, 2021
The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the US policies of violating human rights abroad earlier this week, which is epitomized in the harsh economic sanctions against states Washington deems "not free", with the most "egregious example" being the imposed and ongoing (despite numerous UN General Assembly resolutions) blockade of Cuba.