Denver Newsroom, Aug 30, 2022 / 11:00 am
The Cuban Conference of Religious Men and Women (CONCUR) on Aug. 27 posted on Facebook a message of solidarity with the hundreds of citizens persecuted or arrested by the Cuban dictatorship during protests last week in the town of Nuevitas in Camagüey province.
“As religious life calls us to be alongside the suffering people, we make ours the cry of the multitudes in different communities of the country and more recently in Nuevitas, Camagüey, demanding a response to their basic needs and their desire to be able to express themselves in freedom,” CONCUR said in their statement.
“We deplore that persecution and imprisonment are the only response they have received,” the statement continued.
Beginning on Aug. 19, the Cuban regime for several days cracked down on the massive protests against power outages — up to 18 hours every day — that the city has undergone for several weeks.