Caravans and rallies are being organized in cities across the U.S., and in Canada, the U.K. and other countries — including in Cuba — May 30 to demand: End the U.S. embargo against Cuba! U.S. out of Guantánamo now! End U.S. travel restrictions against Cuba.
These monthly protests — initiated at the end of last year by the National Network on Cuba; Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love), a Cuban-American group started by Seattle teacher Carlos Lazo; and local Cuba coalitions — have been growing. They include participants driving cars, riding bicycles and holding other public events. Above, April 25 rally in Los Angeles.
These protests have been welcomed in Cuba, where solidarity actions were organized. During last month’s caravan on April 25, some 3,000 people in Santa Clara and Las Tunas joined in, riding bicycles, motorcycles and skateboards.
On June 23 the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to hear debate and vote on a resolution demanding the U.S. government end its over 60-year economic war against Cuba. The National Network on Cuba is organizing protests at the U.N. in New York; in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.; and in other cities that day. That month caravans will be held Sunday, June 20, to focus attention on the U.N. vote.