‘Down With Communism’: Cuban Freedom Rally Takes Place In Front Of White House

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A large protest denouncing communism in Cuba took place Monday afternoon in front of the White House.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., to denounce the communist regime in Cuba and protest for civil liberties and freedom. (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Questioned About Past ‘Sympathy’ For Far-Left, Autocratic Regimes)

Demonstrators waved flags that read “anti-communism” and presented large banners that read “freedom” and “down with communism.”

One speaker in Lafayette Square begged for President Joe Biden’s support.

“President Biden, please be with the Cubans,” the speaker said. “We need your leadership.”

CodePink, an advocacy group that supports ending the U.S. blockade on Cuba, clashed with the protesters who shouted profanities at them. Secret Service eventually guided the crowd out of Lafayette Square and the protesters ended up on H Street.

Secret Service told Daily Caller video director Richie McGinniss that Lafayette Park was going to be temporarily closed. The crowd began to disperse Monday afternoon around 2:00.

Protests in Cuba exploded in mid-July as thousands took to the streets to protest for civil rights. The authoritarian government launched counter-protests and sent out special forces to round up dissidents, and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel issued an “order to fight,” causing protesters to worry that harsher crackdowns were coming.

Many on the left who are sympathetic to Cuba’s communist regime have tried to blame the unrest on the pandemic, including strained hospitals and a shortage of medical supplies. But calls for “freedom,” “liberty” and “down with communism” revealed a deeper reason for the protests.