Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, took to Twitter on Sunday in support of the thousands of protesters that took to the streets in Havana to rail against the worsening conditions in the communist country.
Cruz reposted a video that claimed to show dozens in front of the Communist Party Headquarters and said the current regime will be “consigned to the dustbin of history.”
“It has brutalized & denied freedom to generations of Cubans, and forced my family & so many others to flee,” he tweeted. “The American people stand squarely with the men & women of Cuba and their noble fight for liberty.”
Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of U.S. sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.
WSVN reported that protests also broke out across Miami in support of the Cuban people. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Versailles Restaurant.
“It’s a dictatorship,” one demonstrator said. “No medicine, no food, no freedom, no nothing.”