Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (and three other Democrats with affiliations to the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA)) continued to remain silent as DSA supports Cuba’s communist regime fighting against protesters asking for freedom.
Squad members, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, and Cori Bush are members of the far-left Democratic Socialist of America in Congress.
However, the group has yet to make comments about the ongoing protest in Cuba; meanwhile, DSA declared its support for the “revolution” of the communist regime.
Memo to Bernie, AOC, & Squad: Remind us again how great socialism is. Or maybe you can go to Cuba & convince those folks that they are actually "living the dream!" https://t.co/3d8wSXYvIM
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 12, 2021
DSA International Committee declared on Monday their solidarity with Cuba’s communist regime in this “moment of unrest”. The national arm of the DSA also echoed the sentiments of the President of Cuba, blaming America’s trade embargo.
However, as of Tuesday, the usually outspoken far-left representative from New York still hasn’t made any comments about the protests in Cuba.
Bernie Sanders is “missing the message”
Meanwile, Senator Bernie Sanders, a self declared Democratic-socialist broke his silence about the protests in Cuba.
On Monday, he wrote on Twitter, urging the communist government of Cuba to “refrain from violence” while attacking the U.S. for its trade embargo.
Sanders mentioned that everyone have the right to protest and live in a democratic society. He continued, saying that he calls on the Cuban government to respect the protests and refrain from violence.
The Democratic-socialist then called to end the unilateral embargo on Cuba by the United States, which according to him, only hurt the Cuban people.
However, Sanders’ message received backlash from people who suggested that the Democrat senator is missing the message.
They said that protesters in Cuba are seeking freedom from the rulers of the nation; viral images show protesters carrying the American flag as a symbol of democracy that they are trying to fight for.
Eloy Escagedo, a Miami-based musician, replied to Sanders’s post on Twitter. He said that if the senator wanted to help, he should repost the unedited videos coming from the Cuban youth calling for liberty and an end to the communist regime.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Florida in support of Cuban freedom
Hundreds of members of the community in Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami took the streets to rally in support of Cuban freedom.
Demonstrations erupt across Florida in support of Cuban people, call for end of communist regime https://t.co/TWOYzM3WuZ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 13, 2021
A demonstrator in Miami stated people do not need to stand with Cuba; instead, they have to act for Cuba.
In a rare outpour of protest, citizens of Cuba assembled in several towns and cities as they protested over the high prices in the country, food shortages and the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Sunday afternoon, Cuban authorities shut down the internet service in the country; meanwhile, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused Cuban Americans of utilizing social media platforms to fuel the protests.