AP News Reporter Gets the Ever Living Daylights Beat Out of Him

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AP News Reporter Gets the Ever Living Daylights Beat Out of Him

A reporter for the Associated Press (AP) was beaten and left with his face bloodied while he was on the street covering protests in Cuba.

Covering freedom protests in a communist country is a dangerous job.

According to reports from Cuba, AP photographer Ramon Espinosa was assaulted by Cuban police officers on Sunday, July 11, while taking pictures of the anti-communist protests in Havana, Cuba.

AP News Reporter Gets the Ever Living Daylights Beat Out of Him

AFP News Agency, a France-based international news agency, reported on the ongoing protests and the incident involving Espinosa.

“Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting ‘Down with the dictatorship’ and ‘We want liberty,'” AFP tweeted.

“AP photographer, Ramon Espinosa, is attacked by the police while covering a demonstration against Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana. Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government,” a subsequent tweet from the news agency read.

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Cuba’s communist dictatorship has attempted to block internet access and restrict international media coverage of the protests. Despite their attempts at censorship, the truth is coming out, and Republicans in the United States are signaling their support for the freedom-loving Cuban people.

“The hour of freedom has arrived,” said Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami, Florida. “It’s important that we recognize what is happening in Cuba right now at this very moment; a spontaneous uprising that has never happened in the last 60 years. That’s happened in more than a dozen cities across Cuba.”

The Mayor also joined protests in Miami supporting the Cuban people.

“The Cuban regime’s military police are shooting at unarmed Cuban protestors fighting for freedom. 60 years of communism, cruelty, & oppression cannot last any longer! We are imploring the USA to take action as we peacefully demonstrate on the streets of Miami,” he tweeted.

Many Democrats, especially self-described socialists, have refused to condemn the communist regime for the actions it is taking against its people. Instead, many of them are blaming the U.S. for imposing sanctions against the communist regime, and calling for the sanctions to be lifted, as if that would solve the problems that the Cuban people are protesting about.