Bridgeport Cubans hold march in support of uprising in their homeland

The Cuban community in Bridgeport is holding a march Sunday in support of the uprising in their homeland.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2021, 4:45 PM

Updated 1,041 days ago


The Cuban community in Bridgeport held a march Sunday in support of the uprising in their homeland.
About 100 members of the city’s Cuban-American community marched down Park Avenue while proudly displaying the Cuban flag.
Cuban Lyceum president Raul Laffitte says the Cuban government is “broken” and people like him with family there will not rest until their message is spoken.
"That's why we're here today, to support our brothers and sisters in Cuba who are fighting for freedom,” Lyceum says.
When protests erupted nationwide a week ago amid widespread shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities in Cuba, demands for political rights quickly followed from human rights supporters in the U.S.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says news of the Bridgeport rally will likely make its way to Cuba.
"The people of Cuba deserve economic reform and Democratic reform,” he says. "The example of the Cuban community here is so inspiring because they're supporting friends and family -- compatriots in Cuba."
The march ended with a Mass at St. Margaret's Shrine, where some participants took part in a prayer for the people of Cuba.

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