Cuban Americans flock to the West Miami Dade Rally for freedom in Cuba (includes video story)

Cuban exiles gathered at Tamiami Park in West Miami-Dade Tuesday at 5 p.m. in support of the ongoing anti-government protests in Cuba. 

The crowd called for a humanitarian military U.S. intervention on the island. 

Thousands took the streets there Sunday morning to demand freedom and government action on a worsening economic situation. The protests across Cuba are still going on. Many have been jailed, killed and seriously injured.

Yamilet Arias is a Miami Resident. She is originally from Cienfuegos, Cuba. Some of her friends and family members are missing after the Cuban police took them away earlier this week.

“The Cuban people are bleeding,” she said. “The Miami Cuban exile community is their only hope, and we can’t leave them now.”

Humberto Brea is a Cuban American who was at the rally. He is frustrated that the U.S. government is not doing anything to protect the unarmed Cuban people from the Cuban government.

“The least we can do is protest,” he said. “We have an administration that is not helping.”

Liban is a journalism student at FIU. He is currently enrolled in a dual program majoring in Broadcast Media and taking graduate Spanish journalism classes. He is hoping to finish his masters in Spanish journalism in the summer of 2022.