Father Montes de Oca said that all this is “part of the explanation” of the protests that occurred “practically throughout the country".
The priest said that “there has been a lot of pressure inside the pot and this has exploded”.
“This that is happening in Cuba is unique, at least in the last six decades. I’m 40 years old and I had never seen something like this: all the protests and all the violent repression of the government”.
“The president has spoken on national TV and has said that the order to fight has been given and we are ready for anything”.
“He has obviously blamed the United States for the whole situation Cuba is going through and he has said that we must go against these protesters and has called on all communist forces to go against the protesters with everything", the priest said.
"And yes, there has been a lot of violence against the protesters, who were peaceful".
President Miguel Díaz-Canel on July 11 called “all the revolutionaries to take the streets to defend the revolution everywhere”.
"We are not going to hand over the sovereignty of our country," the president said, adding that "the order to fight has been given, the revolutionaries should go out to the streets."
Father Montes de Oca said that “I don’t know what is going to happen or where we are going with all this. I wish something good could happen but I don’t know”.
"I hope that God puts his hand and in the end peace and justice triumph," he said.
Communist rule in Cuba was established soon after the conclusion of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, which ousted the authoritarian ruler Fulgencio Batista.
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Under communism churches and schools were closed, and priests were exiled or assigned to re-education camps. The Church was driven underground until religious tensions in the country began to ease in 1991.