gtgtgt AND NOW TO CUBA, WHERE THOUSANDS MARCHED ACROSS SEVERAL CITIES. Yesterday, IN SOME OF THE BIGGEST ANTI GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE ISLAND NATION, IN DECADES., PEOPLE TOOK TO THE STREETS, PROTESTED, FOOD SHORTAGES AND HIGH PRICES, AS THE COUNTRY SUFFERS THROUGH A CRIPPLING ECONOMIC CRISIS, EXACERBATED BY THE PANDEMIC. MANUEL BOJORQUEZ, IS IN MIAMI.. Demonstrators CAME OUT IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBAN PROTESTERS. GOOD MORNING.. What IS GOING ON gtgt Reporter GOOD MORNING TO YOU. WE’RE STANDING OUTSIDE THE RESTAURANT? Typically, THE EPICENTER OF DEMONSTRATIONS AND RALLIES HERE IN MIAMI. LAST NIGHT WAS NO DIFFERENT.. Thousands CAME OUT HERE TO SUPPORT THOSE PROTESTERS IN CUBA.. What IS HAPPENING IN CUBA IS NOT ONLY RARE BUT HISTORIC. gtgt Reporter THOUSANDS GATHERED AROUND HAVANA AND ACROSS THE AISLE LAND NATION AND SHOUTED FREEDOM AND WE’RE, NOT AFRAID.. Although PROTESTS WERE PEACEFULLY, THEY TOOK A VIOLENT TURN, AS SPECIAL FORCES MOVED INTO BREAK UP. The DEMONSTRATIONS. DEMONSTRATORS HERE ARE FED UP, BUY FOOD SHORTAGES, RISING PRICES, COLLAPSING INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO A RISING NUMBER OF COVID 19 INFECTIONS.. There WERE NEARLY 7000 NEW CASES.. He BLAMED THE PROTESTS ON THE U.S. AND ITS TRADE EMBARGO FOR A SEVERE IMPACT ON CUBA’S RECENT ECONOMIC DOWN. Turn. gtgt, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PASSED MANY MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST IT, WHICH HAS CUT OFF ALL INCOME COMING INTO CUBA. gtgt Reporter. She IS A CBS NEWS PRODUCER BASED IN CUE WATCH gtgt. I THINK THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HE AT LEAST SAID AT THE BEGINNING. He WAS GOING TO REVIEW THIS POLICY AND MAKE CHANGES, BUT NOTHING HAS HAPPENED.

gtgt Reporter. Several POLITICS HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE OF CUBA AND THOSE PROTESTORS, INCLUDING MARCO RUBIO.. They SAID SEEING THOSE PROTESTS WAS quotMAGICAL.quot, ANNE MARIE. gtgtgt. Well, SPEAKING OF THAT, DO WE KNOW WHAT THE LATEST IS ON THE GROUND IN CUBA NOW gtgt Reporter. That IS SOMETHING WE’LL HAVE TO MONITOR.. We DON’T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHETHER THOSE PROTESTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. As YOU SAW THERE WERE GOVERNMENT PUSH BACK AGAINST THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS. So TODAY WILL BE A DAY TO SEE. Maybe WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED, HOW THOSE PEOPLE ARE BEING TREATED WHETHER THE INTERNET IS BEING RESTORED ON THE ISLAND BECAUSE IT WAS KNOCKED OUT IN SEVERAL PARTS AS DEMONSTRATION WERE HAPPENING, BUT HERE IN MIAMI THOSE WHO HAVE COME OUT TO SUPPORT THOSE PROTESTERS MAY BE OUT HERE Again EXPRESSING THEIR SUPPORT. gtgt YES., LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THAT., YOU POT OUT THE RESTAURANT, WHERE YOU’RE AT IS THE EPICENTER, THE HEARTBEAT OF THE CUBAN COMMUNITY, THERE. WHAT WAS THE ATMOSPHERE LIKE WHEN PEOPLE WERE TAKING TO THE STREETS IN MIAMI OVER THE WEEKEND? Gtgt Reporter? Yes, IT WAS JUST TEAMING WITH PEOPLE OUT HERE. POLICE HAD TO SHUT DOWN THE MAIN STREET THAT GOES THROUGH LITTLE HAVANA, BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE, LAST NIGHT. EVERYTHING, PEACEFUL BUT DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO BRING ATTENTION TO MANY FLED THE ISLAND THEMSELVES ESCAPING THE Communist REGIME THERE. THEY HAVE A LOT OF PASSION ATTACH TODAY THIS.. It IS VERY PERSONAL AND DEEPLY ENGRAINED IN THEM THAT WHEN THEY SEE A SLIVER OF PROTESTS, THEY WANT TO FAN THOSE FLAMES TO KEEP THAT MESSAGE GOING OUT, THERE.

gtgt. So ANY RESPONSE AT ALL FROM U.S. OFFICIALS HAS THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ADDRESSED THE CRISIS OR THE SANCTIONS ORIGINALLY IMPOSED BY THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION WHICH, AS WE HEARD FROM THE CORRESPONDENT THERE IS OR PRODUCER RATHER IS ADDING TO THE ECONOMIC CRISIS gtgt Reporter THAT’S RIGHT.. That IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, A SOLID OR DETAILED PLAN ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH CUBA. AS HE REFERENCED THERE. The TRUMP ORGANIZATION ROLLED BACK MANY OF THE THINGS. WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR MORE FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TODAY.. We HAVE NOT SEEN THE PRESIDENT DIRECTLY RESPOND TO THE PROTESTS IN CUBA.. We HAVE SEEN OTHER OFFICIALS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAY THEY SUPPORT THE ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER PEACEFULLY TO BE MANNED FREEDOM, AND THEY WOULD DECRY ANY ATTEMPT BY THE CUBAN REGIME TO USE VIOLENCE TO PROTEST. Those PROTESTS.. We WILL HEAR MORE FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TODAY ABOUT NOT ONLY ABOUT THE CURRENT THERE, BUT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DEMAND A MORE SOLID PLAN., MORE DETAILS, HOW THEY WILL DEAL WITH CUBA. gtgt. So IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IN CUBA WOULD BLAME THE SANCTIONS FORT CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS. But I THINK THIS TWEET WAS SURPRISING FROM HIM.. He SLAMMED THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT AND ITS OFFICIALS ON TWITTER. FOR PROMOTING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN CUBA AND THAT CUBA IS AND WILL BE, A PEACEFUL COUNTRY CONTRARY TO THE U.S. ANY REACTION TO THAT TWEET gtgt Reporter. Well, YOU KNOW THAT HAS BEEN THE LINE DOWN IN CUBA AS FAR AS THE GOVERNMENT IS CONCERNED.

They BELIEVE MANY OF THESE PROTESTERS ARE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OR BEING THRUST OUT THERE ON THE STREETS BY PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES WHO WANT SOME SOCIAL CHANGE THERE. But IF YOU TALK TO ANYBODY HERE IN MIAMI, THEY ARE LIKE. No, THEY ARE FED UP AND IT HAS JUST WORSENED THE SITUATION THAT MANY BLAME ON THE SOCIALIST POLICIES OF THE ISLAND. WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT ADDITIONAL RESPONSES COME TODAY FROM THE U.S.

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