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(Miami-FL)February 26, 2019- Assembly of the Cuban Resistance –– A picture is worth a thousand words and there was much more enthusiasm among regime opponents protesting throughout Cuba during the so-called “constitutional referendum” than at the schools staged as voting centers. Absent of any lines or crowds worthy of the 8,000,000+ Cubans the regime alleged to have “voted” on Sunday, February 24, they resorted to circulating an image of a rally that was originally published in their state run newspaper (Granma) on January 2, 2017.
Alina Balseiro, President of the Cuban National Election Commission tweeted the image at 11:28AM that Sunday stating, “A dignified and united country was today exercising democracy to vote in the constitutional referendum. Homero Acosta Alvarez, Cuban Secretary of State tweeted the same image an hour later adding the caption, “A historical day for the country. Everyone exercising their sovereign power to vote for a constitution with the certainty to be ratified by the majority.” Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez also disseminated the same image next to an image depicting a “yes” vote and proclaiming how proud he felt to be a part of this nation.
While the regime and its supporters worked on spinning an outdated photo to fit a false narrative, brave Cubans throughout the island were staging hunger strikes, protests and banging pots and pans. Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White was arrested for the 172 consecutive Sunday, this time she yelling, “Don’t go to the voting polls of the assassins” while five members of state security quickly dragged her away. The regime having to resort to using an old image shows that a significant number of Cubans followed Berta’s advice. SEE VIDEO