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A week after the social outbreak last Sunday, hundreds of young people have been recruited by the Ministry of the Interior to deal with the possible anti-government demonstrations that may take place in the coming days.

Six days after the events, militarization still continues in the capital, and this is especially notable in the surroundings of the Havana Capitol, seat of the Cuban Parliament.

Authorities maintain the growing wave of arrests and internet outages continue to occur on the island at intervals. However, Cubans manage to access the Internet with all kinds of tricks, even using VPN platforms to be able to circumvent censorship.

The cuts in Internet services represent one more of the repressive measures of the Government of Havana in order to prevent complaints from those who were victims of police violence from reaching social networks. We are talking about an information blackout that affected 11 million people, according to the latest data from the population census of which there is a record.

On July 11, thousands of Cubans took the main avenues of the island raising their voice against the growing economic crisis, the worrying rate of Covid-19 cases, the collapse of health institutions, power cuts, the shortage of basic necessities and another series of deficiencies that affect citizens.

After the pronouncement of the first secretary of the communist party of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, who called for a confrontation between the citizens, an escalation of violence, attacks and arrests began that spread throughout the island.

A military deployment, which was accompanied by anti-riot brigades and state security agents, tried at all costs to prevent the protests from spreading. But the authorities failed in their attempt.

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Plainclothes agents detain a person in a demonstration held in Havana this Saturday.


Hundreds of mothers are still asking for information today at the police stations, information that, they report, is denied by the authorities who have the duty to safeguard the physical integrity of citizens.

According to the CubaLex association, legal advice based in South Florida, the balance left by the repressive wave is more than 400 missing persons and eight journalists detained after the peaceful demonstrations demanding the resignation of Díaz-Canel and a change in the system on the island.

Given the seriousness of the events of last Sunday, this Saturday the Cuban government called a political act in front of the United States interests office in Havana. A protest in which the same influx was not registered as in the time when the Castros ruled the island, which shows the discontent of the people at the police brutality exercised against the demonstrators who took to the streets to protest.

University students from the mathematics faculty flatly refused to attend this government event, also demonstrating their rejection of violence.

New protests are expected in Cuba in the coming days and it remains to be seen how the regime will act with the citizens.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle bachelet, has urged the Díaz-Canel government to release all the prisoners of last Sunday, something that the Cuban leader, until now, has ignored.

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