Black Lives Matter posted a statement Wednesday praising the Cuban government amidst mass anti-communist protests.
The statement, posted to their Instagram and Twitter accounts – blamed the U.S. for the country’s instability and credited the Cuban regime for granting “black revolutionaries” asylum, as reported by Fox News.
“Black Lives Matter condemns the U.S. federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans, and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo,” the statement reads. “This cruel and inhumane policy, instituted with the explicit intention of destabilizing the country and undermining Cubans’ right to choose their own government, is at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis.”
To no surprise, the statement received mounts of backlash on social media.
The extortionist ring known as the Black Lives Matter organization took a break today from shaking down corporations for millions & buying themselves mansions to share their support for the Communist regime in #Cuba https://t.co/xir94EIJ4X
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 15, 2021
Disgusting! Despite the Cuban dictatorship’s murdering and beating of protestors (many of them Black), BLM’s statement on Cuba….condemns the US, praises the Castro regime, and makes no mention of the atrocities being committed by the dictatorship. #SOSCuba #PatriaYVida https://t.co/a9k64eYCcQ
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) July 15, 2021
In siding w Communist overseers in Cuba BLM Inc has laid bare to the world that it was never about race so much as destroying America and pushing Marxism. Siding w Castroism over oppressed Afro Cubans is a tipping point. But maybe BLM got a beachfront house out of the deal.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) July 15, 2021
BLM blames the United States, pretty much exclusively, for what’s happening in Cuba. BLM actually stands with Cuba’s oppressive, dictatorial government. This BLM statement is way worse than embarrassing. https://t.co/nf9FqQKVmO
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 15, 2021
As previously reported by Human Events News, thousands of people have marched through the streets of Cuba since Sunday, demanding freedom from the communist regime.
“We are not afraid,” the marchers chanted in a video circulating on social media, per Just the News. “Down with the dictatorship…we want liberty.”