Singer Gloria Estefan Leads Massive Freedom March to Denounce Castro Regime
Gloria Estefan led a march of tens of thousands in Miami yesterday in support of the Ladies in White and against the Marxist Castro regime:
Recording artist Gloria Estefan (R) speaks to the crowd as her husband, record producer Emilio Estefan (L) looks on at a protest they lead in support of Cuba’s Las Damas de Blanco, or the Ladies in White, on Calle Ocho in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida March 25, 2010. The Cuban-born singer called on exiles to join her protest of treatment of women by Cuban security during a march in Havana, Cuba, marking the anniversary of jailing of Cuban dissidents. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)
Tens of thousands of supporters marched in Miami in support of Cuban dissidents.
The Miami Herald posted video from the march:
May this be a reminder of our God-given freedoms.
FOX News reported:
A teary but smiling Gloria Estefan mounted the stage at the end of a march she spearheaded that drew tens of thousands of demonstrators in Miami’s Little Havana to support Cuban dissidents.
“Thank you Miami,” Estefan told the crowd that packed the street Thursday. “We are a people united by our love for freedom. We are here with all our different flags. That is what this great country allows us to do.”
Shouting “Libertad! Libertad!” the marchers gathered in support of the Ladies in White, a group of Cuban mothers and wives of 75 dissidents arrested in a 2003 government crackdown there. Last week, as the Ladies in White marched through Havana to mark the anniversary of the arrests, pro-government groups surrounded them and Cuban state security agents put several in choke holds.
At Thursday’s Miami demonstration, many brought children and grandparents.
Estefan, a Cuban-born, Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, held up a photo of the Ladies in White and two gladiola stems, the same flowers the Cuban dissidents carry when marching. Beside her were other singers, including Pit Bull, Willy Chirino, Natalia Jimenez and Luis Fonsi.
Republican Marco Rubio was there too.