Following the recent unrest, thousands of Cubans gathered on Saturday at La Piragua esplanade in Havana in support of their government. People held national flags and patriotic banners in support of the Cuban socialist revolution while following covid-appropriate behaviour. Dozens also waved from balconies. Raul Castro, leader of the Cuban socialist revolution, President Miguel Diaz-Canel, high-ranking officials, and leaders of social organisations, attended the event.
The Cuban revolution continues to stand by its people, President Diaz-Canel said, addressing the gathered public. He further accused the US of sponsoring a political and communicational campaign against the communist country.
Unity has helped Cubans overcome crises, said Gerardo Hernandez, national coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. The US administration wanted to destabilize the tranquillity of the island's neighbourhoods, he added.
"This revolution was made by Raul (Castro) and Fidel (Castro) for the humble, with the humble, and for the sake of the humble," he said. The Cuban government will continue the work initiated by its predecessors, he added.
"We have to defend the revolution, which has been a beacon for all Cubans," said Julio Cesar Crespo, who works at Havana's Higher Institute of International Relations "Raul Roa Garcia". The young people in Cuba are committed to the development of socialism in the Caribbean island country, he noted. "We cannot lose (what) all we have shed so much blood for. Today we come to reaffirm our revolutionary convictions."