Cuba has declared a state of emergency amid mass protests

The Cuban authorities have imposed a state of emergency amid mass protests against the ruling Communist Party, which broke out for the first time in many years. This is reported by the Telegram channel “Military Observer”.

Troops and additional units of the Cuban security forces have been deployed to the capital of the country, Havana. At the same time, rallies are held on the island in support of the country’s leadership, writes El Periodico.

Opponents of the current government demand “holding free elections” and solving social problems, RIA Novosti reports. There is no information about the victims as a result of the collisions.

Earlier, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, amid protests in the country, called on supporters of the current government to take to the streets and resist provocations, which, according to him, are “counter-revolutionary mercenaries”. Assistant to the US President for National Security Jake Sullivan warned the Cuban authorities against using force against the protesters.

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