D.C. Mayor Erases Art Supporting Cuban Protesters

Democrat District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser used city governmental staff in 2020 to paint an all-caps street mural reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER” near the White House. Activists used a similar motif last week when painting “CUBA LIBRE” on the street in front of the Cuban Embassy in the city last week.

While the mayor’s message was placed and preserved at the taxpayers’ expense, she promptly inquired the city’s Department of Public Works to remove the “unauthorized painting.”

A spokesperson for the communist Cuban government at their embassy stated, “Despite the systematic policy of confrontation and aggression of the United States government against Cuba. The American diplomats who work in the U.S. Embassy in Havana have always been safe and have never been the object of attacks or other manifestations of hatred. The Cuban Government expects the same behavior on the U.S. side.”

Cuba’s claim that American diplomats have always been safe in that country contrasts with the unexplained medical conditions that those diplomats have experienced over the years.

In 2016, Bowser heaped praise on the Cuban Government after visiting Havana. She stated, “No matter your background or economic status, everyone has the right to quality health care, and it’s encouraging to see that Cuba has made that a top priority.”

Many American progressives and leftists blame the Cuban people’s situation on the U.S. government. The same communist system that has invariably resulted in starvation and repression worldwide is given a pass in Havana, as communist admirers find an easy target in the country that safeguards their freedom to oppose it.

Black Lives Matter can be included among the groups supporting Cuba’s communist dictatorship. The group that received the government-funded support of Mayor Bowser in D.C. said in an official statement that “Black Lives Matter condemns the U.S. federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans, and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo. 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.”