US warned Cuban authorities against violence against protesters
The United States has warned the Cuban authorities against violence against protesters. Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security, made a statement to this effect.
In a post on Twitter, Sullivan said the US supports the "freedom of expression" of the Cuban people, as well as freedom of assembly. Therefore, Washington warns the Cuban authorities against violence against protesters and warns of the consequences that could occur if the US demands are violated.
In the event that the Cuban authorities still use violence against the Cuban people who took to the streets, Sullivan promised to "strongly condemn" the actions of Havana. How Washington will "decisively condemn" is not explained.
Earlier, the Cuban state television informed about riots and demonstrations in several cities of the island of Liberty. The reason for the protests, according to the authorities, is the provocations of the same Americans who, through their supporters, conduct campaigns to misinform the population regarding the coronavirus pandemic. According to the protesters, the government cannot control the difficult epidemiological situation on the island.
During the riots, shops were ransacked in some cities, and there were mass protests. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called on the communists to "take to the streets" to prevent provocations.
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