Many Cubans now residing within the U.S., in addition to Cuban-People, have taken to the streets and on-line to indicate their assist for the unprecedented anti-government protests last week in Cuba.
Amongst these, a number of outstanding figures within the MMA world have spoken out in opposition to Cuba’s communist authorities. Cuban Olympic medalists Yoel Romero and Hector Lombard, UFC’s Jorge Masvidal, and others have voiced their outrage on the humanitarian disaster rising on the island.
Protests in Cuba started Sunday, July 11, when hundreds of individuals took to the streets in lots of cities, together with the capital Havana, to demand an finish of the a long time of dictatorship, chanting, ‘Libertad’ (freedom). The discontent with the Cuban authorities has been brewing for years, however the state of affairs reached an all-time excessive as circumstances have been worsened by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Cubans at this time face shortages of meals, vaccines, and fundamental requirements.
The final time Cubans took to the streets to protest was in 1994 in an rebellion often known as Maleconazo, which befell in Havana. The present protest is alleged to be the largest anti-government protest in 30 years.
Under is how among the Cuban and Cuban descent MMA fighters have reacted to the continuing rebellion of their homeland.
“Good afternoon and blessings to everybody. I’m very stunned however happy seeing all of the issues occurring proper now in Cuba. I’ve seen the movies on social media. It’s one thing that ought to’ve occurred already, however both approach thank God is occurring now.
“That is extra of a name I need to make to all of the Cubans world wide to exit and present assist for all of the Cubans proper now within the island. That is the time to really clamor and make the push. That is the time to exit and assist the Cubans who’re on the Island. That is the time of ‘Patria y Vida’ – Homeland and Life. Let’s exit and never give our. again to those that are perishing and affected by the issues of the Castrista authorities.
“From the ‘Soldier of God,’ I’m telling you this isn’t simply discuss. If we have to hop on a aircraft and provides our lives, we’ll do it. Patria y Vida,’ from the Soldier of God.”
CUBA LIBRE!!!!!! THIS IS THE TIME !!! 🇨🇺❤️
— Valerie Loureda (@valerielouredaa) July 14, 2021
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/jorge-masvidal-yoel-romero-others-show-support-for-protest-against-dictatorship-in-cuba | Jorge Masvidal and different fighters assist current Cuban protests