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The famous Cuban opposition activist seems to have fled to the United States

A prominent young opposition activist has fled to the United States.

“If you all read this news, I would have come to the United States,” opposition activist Cylie Gonzalez announced online Sunday (local time). Twitter. She decided to leave the country “in a hurry” and under “pressure from the political police”.

Gonzalez said Friday that he was called to a police station and interrogated for hours. Authorities tried to attach “incitement to a crime” to her.

As the coordinator of the political forum Archipiélago Facebook Gonzalez, one of the organizers of something that was finally stopped by the police Demonstration Last November. When the protest was stopped, it was demanded that all political prisoners be released.

From the United States, Gonzalez wrote, “He will continue to fight for a country where we can all participate politically, without repression or political prisoners.” Twitter.

In July 2021, thousands of people protested in dozens of Cuban cities. They are reacting to Cuba’s worst economic crisis in almost 30 years, which continues and prompts many residents to leave. More than 1,400 protesters were arrested. Since then, more than 400 protesters have been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

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