Ottawa, March 28, 2021 - This Sunday, March 28, Canada joined the worldwide Bridges of Love caravan to express its rejection of the U.S. blockade against Cuba and request the repeal of the measures adopted under the Donald Trump administration that harm Cuban families.
In Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Winnipeg, Cuban and Canadian flags were waved and demands were made to the U.S. government to lift the inhumane blockade against Cuba.
The caravans were promoted by the associations of Cubans resident in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, and supported by the solidarity organizations: "Canadian Network on Cuba", "Quebec-Cuba Solidarity Roundtable", "Communities in Vancouver in Solidarity with Cuba", "Ottawa Cuba Connections" and Friends of Cuba in Victoria.
During the day, the participants rejected the genocidal U.S. blockade against the island, which was intentionally intensified during COVID19 to unprecedented levels, affecting the enjoyment of rights and every sphere of the social and economic life of the Cuban population; and limiting the economic resources of the Cuban State to guarantee with quality all the services of the population, including health care services.
The actions developed in Canada are part of the great movement that was articulated worldwide among the associations of Cubans living in different countries, the organizations of solidarity with the Cuban people and the Cuban Revolution and the Bridges of Love initiative of Professor Carlos Lazo in the U.S., to give rise to this day of caravans against the blockade developed on March 27 and 28.
For more information, you can visit the social networks of the Associations of Cubans Resident in Canada and solidarity organizations.
Embassy of Cuba in Canada