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Hundreds of Cuban Americans, political refugees and activists marched in Washington to protest against Cuban govt

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To protest against the Cuban government and its crackdown on anti-communist demonstrations, a large number of Cuban american’s, activists and political refugees marched in Washington.

Clashes with police left one person dead, while the ensuing crackdown targeted a large number of people, many of them arrested and charged with contempt, public disorder, vandalism and negligent conduct in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cuba’s rulers have been accused by Human rights group for using censorship and fear tactics to repress historic anti-government demonstrations — the biggest protests since the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959.

“We decided to come to get the attention of the American people,” said Carlos Rodriguez, 29, who flew to Washington from Miami to show his support. “We need (the White House) to declare the Cuban government illegitimate,” said Elena Cruz, 32, a Florida-based realtor who left Cuba at 16 years old.

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