Dissidents in Cuba convoke pots-and-pans protest in solidarity with the Venezuelan people

Peaceful demonstration in Venezuela, surrounded by paramilitary forces.

The Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience Front, a coalition which groups various pro-freedom organizations in Cuba, has convoked a pots-and-pans protest in all of the island for this Wednesday, April 17th at 8:30 PM in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, which have taken to the streets of their country to demand a recount of votes after what they are considering a fraudulent electoral process.

Jorge Luis García Pérez ‘Antúnez’, general secretary of the OZT Front, made the announcement public this Tuesday, the 16th.

“We are convoking this protest for this Wednesday so that we make ourselves heard in cities, towns and all neighborhoods with our pots and pans in solidarity with the Venezuelan opposition and people in general, who are demanding justice and demanding their rights”, said Antunez in an audio published on the YouTube channel ‘PlacetasCuba100’, adding that the invitation to the demonstration is open to all civil society and dissident groups on the island.

Numerous Cuban activists have expressed solidarity with Venezuelans, especially with the students, who have been demanding a recount of votes, as they consider that the recent presidential elections were manipulated by State forces.

In Venezuela, Henrique Capriles, the opposition candidate, has already convoked two massive pots-and-pans protests in the country. Both have been carried out successfully, one on Monday the 15th and the other on Tuesday, the 16th. Capriles, as well as those activists on the street, have assured and reiterated that their struggle is non-violent and will not cease until they achieve the truth.

Listen to the audio by Antunez here:

Dissidents in Cuba convoke pots-and-pans protest in solidarity with the Venezuelan people

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