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ANALYSIS – Just after announcing that the DC government will be making BLM PLAZA a permanent ‘monument’ to one race, and the related neo-Marxist organization, DC’s Black Democrat mayor removed a similar large “Cuba Libre” street sign painted in front of the Cuban embassy a day after it was painted on the street to protest Cuba’s mostly white communist regime.

Black Lives Matter is boldly painted in bright yellow on 16th St, NW a block across from the White House and across the street from Lafayette Park.

To be clear, the UK’s Telegraph says: “Make no mistake – BLM is a radical neo-Marxist political movement.” This is partly what Bowser is memorializing.

This also comes shortly after BLM publicly defended the decrepit, almost all white, communist dictatorship in Cuba against the brave Cuban people (mostly of color) now fighting for freedom, which I reported earlier.

While accurate numbers are impossible to get from the regime, experts believe Cuba’s population is about half white and half of color (mixed and black ‘Afro-Cuban’).

And the Cubans of color are now leading the fight against the mostly white Cuban Marxist dictatorship. As the Washington Post reported: “marginalized Afro Cubans at forefront of island’s unrest.”

On Friday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the plans to make the BLM Plaza Permanent.

Now 16th Street NW between H and K Streets will be closed to car traffic while sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and local access to businesses will be maintained. DDOT said it will be installing roadway pavers, bollards and the permanent Black Lives Matter mural.

Meanwhile, the hypocritical left-wing mayor was lightening quick to remove the similar sign, which read “Cuba Libre” (“Free Cuba”), painted on the street in front of the Cuban embassy as part of a protest against Cuba’s socialist dictatorship and its violent repression of its mostly people ‘of color.’

The mayor had it removed almost instantly.

The Washington Free Beacon wrote:

Activists drew inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement, whose slogan decorated the road in front of the White House for months. Comedian Alex Gonzalez of Los Pichy Boys, who has spent 15 years speaking out against the communist regime and streams videos about the crackdown in Cuba to his half-million followers on Instagram, said Bowser is siding with an oppressive regime…

The Bowser administration defended the decision to crackdown on the anti-Castro activists. “The ‘Cuba Libre’ painting on the street was unauthorized, so DPW crews power washed to remove it,” Erica Cunningham, the public information officer for D.C. Public Works, told the Free Beacon.

[However] The Cuban Embassy is located on the same street where the Department of Public Works painted “Black Lives Matter” in large yellow letters at Bowser’s behest in June 2020. The section of road is now designated as “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and maintained by the city. At the time, Bowser said the plaza, near historic St. John’s Church, which was nearly burned down by rioters last summer, was supposed to honor those who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd.

Bowser has yet to acknowledge the pro-freedom Cuban protesters who, Gonzalez says, have had enough of communist rule.

“If you were listening to everyone on the street in Cuba, they were chanting, ‘Freedom and down with communism; freedom and no more communism!'”

Thank you, Mayor Bowser, for standing with extremist Marxists, socialists, and communists in the U.S. and abroad, while denying a voice to true freedom fighters of color in Cuba.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Bug D
Bug D
2 months ago

I’d like to take a pee on that BLM paint…….

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
2 months ago
Reply to  Bug D

I would do number 2

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

I thought a drone can drop black paint over it 🙂

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

paint Cuba Libre on Emb facade facing street??

Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

and the really hysterical thing is the DC Mayor was all “in” on defunding the PO-LEECE….what she needs to understand is that if it wasn’t for the Police and all they do…BLM simply wouldn’t exist. The Police have done an admirable job PROTECTING BLM protesters all over the country.