Thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets to protest economic hardship and demand President Miguel Diaz-Canel’s resignation.
It was learned that the demonstration, which has been described as one of the country’s largest, began on Sunday in San Antonio de los Baos and Palma Soriano.
Citizens sang anti-government slogans and demanded coronavirus vaccines and the end of communist control, according to social media images.
Protesters occupied Havana, the capital city while chanting “Diaz-Canel step down”, “freedom”, “homeland and life”, and “down with the dictatorship”.
Later on Sunday, Díaz-Canel alleged that the demonstration was triggered by persons paid by the US government to destabilise the country.
“We call upon all the revolutionaries of the country, all the communists, to take to the streets,” he said in a TV broadcast.
Following his call, hundreds of pro-government protesters also took to the streets to air their support for the administration.