Miami, Florida – This weekend, in order to support the reported upcoming demonstrations in Cuba, the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance is planning a caravan through the streets of South Florida.
“We are doing this for Miami, but also because we know that from Miami there’s a direct line to Cuba,” said Dr. Orlando Gutierrez with the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance. “And we want the people from Cuba to know that we support them, and we’re in the streets, and we’re supporting the peaceful struggle for freedom.”
The group held a flag demonstration and handed out flyers for this weekend’s caravan, on the corner of Southwest 8th Street and 27th Avenue, Friday morning.
“Today, we are here handing out information to the community, raising awareness about the protests and the demonstrations taking part in Cuba,” said Dr. Gutierrez.
Over the summer, protests in Cuba made history with videos of Cubans flooding the streets chanting ‘libertad’ or freedom. Rallies are reportedly planned on the island again this weekend.
This weekend’s caravan in South Florida will meet at Tamiami Park at 9 a.m and is expected to go down 8th Street to the Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami.