Cuban Embassy Attacked With ‘Molotov Cocktails’ In Paris


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The Cuban embassy in Paris was hit with petrol bombs Tuesday, according to its staff, which the Cuban Foreign Minister has denounced as “a terrorist attack,” Politico reported.

There was damage to the building, but no one inside was hurt, Politico reported. On Twitter, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said “Those directly responsible for these acts are those who incite violence and hatred against our country.”

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called it “a terrorist attack with Molotov cocktails,” on Twitter and blamed the U.S. government “for its continuous campaigns against our country that encourage these behaviors and for calls for violence, with impunity, from its territory.”

Havana has accused the U.S. of promoting a social media campaign in an attempt to hurt the Cuban regime, Politico reported. President Joe Biden announced last week that he was implementing individual sanctions targeting officials and entities within the Cuban government. (RELATED: PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Anti-Communists Urge Biden To Intervene In Cuba)

Biden called for more international pressure on the Cuban regime of President Miguel Díaz-Canel and the need to increase internet access on the island.

Protests broke out in early July over the country’s strict communist rule, food shortages and high prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and communications and internet limitations.

Last week, following the protests, there was a sudden drop in Cuban migrants coming to southern Florida, which stands in stark contrast to earlier months. The recent weeks were expected to be the busiest migration period in four years, but for about 10 days U.S. Coast Guard officials didn’t come across anyone coming from Cuba.

Across the world, Cuban embassies have been under attack as demonstrations have broken out in support of and opposition to the Cuban regime, Politico reported. Foreign ministers in over 20 countries were critical Monday of the country’s mass arrests and called for restoration of internet on the island.

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