The Art of Protests in Cuba: Expressing Grievances through Nonviolence

April 2, 2024

In the past couple of weeks, the people of Cuba have returned to the streets to peacefully demonstrate against the Cuban regime, demanding electricity, food, and freedom. This article by Diario de Cuba describes that since July 11, 2021, there has been a trend toward the formation of a new social character within the Cuban population, focusing on the systematic expression of their grievances through nonviolent means. This trend has been documented by the Cuban Observatory of Conflicts which recorded a total of 5,749 public demonstrations in 2023, 1,846 more than those recorded in 2022 and almost double that of 2021. Cuban people are coming together more around specific needs, and they are finding strength in numbers with the use of new technologies to communicate and galvanize support.

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