On July 11th, 2021 — more than six decades after the Cuban revolution — the island exploded in protest. Tens of thousands took to the streets to voice their discontent with a lack of freedom and food, as well as the regime’s weak response to the pandemic.
Their explosive words rippled all the way to Miami, where a video that had inspired them was authored and thousands more protesters to hit the streets.
In videos, photographs and stories, the South Florida Media Network reported on the movement. The stories included not just the dramatic initial report above, but:
- 1. A story on a photographer whose work inspired the protests.
- 2. A story on the filmmaker whose music video provided the movement’s theme song.
- 3. Even a story on a painting inspired by the protests that sold for $250,000.
As protesters face trial this month, these stories provide important perspective.