Cuban president leads pro-Palestinian march in front of US embassy in Havana

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, center, and his wife Lis Cuesta march during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, center, and his wife Lis Cuesta march during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters, led by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, marched in Havana today in front of the US embassy calling to “free Palestine” and accusing Israel of “genocide.”

The rare march was the first of its kind in about a decade, as the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro was known for staging similar demonstrations to protest the US before his death in 2016, Reuters noted.

Communist-run Cuba has been a longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause and does not have diplomatic ties with Israel.

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