Floridians join rally in Washington DC for Cuban freedom

Published: July 26, 2021 5:03 PM EDT
Updated: July 26, 2021 6:28 PM EDT

Thousands of people are gathering in Washington D.C. Monday in solidarity with protesters in Cuba, who are demonstrating their dissent of the dictatorship that has lasted there for 62 year.

Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and U.S. Sen. Rich Scott joined the rally in D.C. to demand action from the President Joe Biden and his administration.

“They are being bludgeoned, and they are being murdered,” Diaz-Balart said publicly. “We have one question and one demand. The first question is where the hell are you Mr. president?”

We joined a group from Southwest Florida by bus on the 22-hour journey to D.C. and spoke to Floridians from other parts of the state also at the rally.

“We are marching over to the Cuban Embassy to show our support for the Cuban people on the island, ask that something be done to help our Cuban families and for freedom for Cuba,” said Cristina Rabago, who lives in Kissimmee, Florida and has family in Cuba.

We spoke to people rallying outside the Embassy of Cuba in Washington D.C. Monday. They all explained with the U.S. support for Cuban freedom is imperative for them.