Canadian activist Tamara Hansen confirmed on Thursday in Washington that hundreds of US citizens are supporting an international campaign for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that country maintains on Cuba for over half a century now.
Hansen, coordinator of the Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba, said that more than 60 colleagues have addressed the US public in that capital over the last few days, on the negative impact of that restrictive measure, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.
We were warmly received, she added. We’re impressed by the support for this campaign against the blockade, which she described as cruel and illegal.
According to Hansen, these meetings were held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bremerton and at the Traditions Cafe of Olympia, during the tour of US territory of a humanitarian convoy from Canada for Cuba.
Source: Radio Rebelde (Cuba)
Editor’s Note: For context, the population of Bremerton is almost 38000, while Olympia has more than 46,000 residents. Even if the Canadian activists were supported by 400 Americans, it would still represent less than one-half of one percent of the population of those two cities.