Miami Mayor Francis Suárez declared on December 10, “Anticommunism Day“In support of the exiles and those who fight for freedom and democracy.
«Today we commemorate not only the human rights that God gave us but the universal call to freedom, we are firmly against communist enemies of freedom, “said Suárez this Thursday in a ceremony in which he signed the declaration. Anti-Communism Day will be commemorated in conjunction with International Human Rights Day.
The activist Rosa María Payá, the exile leaders, attended the ceremony Orlando Gutiérrez, Ramón Saúl Sánchez and Silvia Iriondo, the president of the brigade that participated in the failed Cochin Bay invasion, Johnny de la Cruz, and the journalist and “influencer” Alex Otalola, all of them Cubans.
“The city of Miami it is a magical city because it is a city of Freedom, a city defined by its opposition to communism and its love for freedom, from political to economic freedoms, “says the statement.
The Miami community “is largely made up of exiles, people who lived through the abuses of these dictatorial regimes. Therefore, it is an honor to declare the day of anti-communism surrounded by tireless fighters for democracy“Suárez said in statements to the Miami Herald newspaper.
In the same ceremony, Suárez declared the Cuban singers persona non grata in Miami Haila María Mompié and Paulo FG, who are considered by exiles as close to the government of the island.
In addition, around fifty people, most of them young and some identified as members of the San Isidro Movement, with T-shirts that read “Culture and Freedom,” they concentrated on the Miami Freedom Tower, an emblematic building that served as a shelter for the first exiles from Cuba after the triumph of the revolution in 1959, on the occasion of the Human Rights Day .
«San Isidro we are all» and «tyranny is in check“Were the most chanted slogans in an act in support of the movement of Cuban opposition artists who” have lit the flame of freedom “in Cuba held this Thursday in Miami on the occasion of International Human Rights Day.
Almost fifty people, most of them young and some identified as members of the San Isidro Movement, wearing T-shirts that read “Culture and Freedom,” concentrated on the Freedom Tower, an emblematic building that served as a shelter for the first exiles from Cuba after the triumph of the revolution in 1959. From there, some of them went in procession to a Catholic church in downtown Miami.
Rosa Maria Payá, from the Cuba Decide movement, Ramón Saúl Sánchez, from the Democracy Movement, and artists such as Luis Eligio D Omni, Ras Sandino, Yerendi and Yesler Cruz addressed the congregants who carried Cuban flags and posters with legends such as “Free and Equal” and ” respect for the rights of all ».
Payá affirmed that on this day of Human Rights it is a «shame“That Cuba be a member of the UN Council that watches over these rights and asked the international community” coherence and to be in solidarity with the Cuban people “.