Miami’s SOS Cuba live performance to collect 15,000 in Little Havana, police say

MIAMI – Miami Police expect around 15,000 people to attend the SOS Cuba concert in Miami’s Little Havana on Wednesday afternoon.

Asst. Chief Manny Morales said he told police officers during the briefing that 99% of the people attending the concert are just trying to exercise their constitutional rights.

Officials closed Eighth, Seventh, and Ninth Streets between Southwest 32nd and 37th Avenues to vehicle traffic at 2:30 p.m. Morales said the locks should protect both drivers and pedestrians.

“We hope the best; We are preparing for the worst, “Morales said, adding later,” We have it secured. We don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Arriel Montalvo was among the residents of Miami-Dade County who arrived outside of Versailles early in preparation for the 5pm concert. He said he hadn’t heard from his relatives on the communist island after the Sunday riot.

“You are dying for a free Cuba and that’s the least I can do to be here,” said Montalvo.

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Ramón Saúl Sánchez, who moved from Cuba to the USA in 1967, has been pursuing strategies against communism for decades. He is following the crackdown on the opposition. Videos show shootings, beatings and arrests.

“It may not be the end,” said Sánchez. “We have to support them”

This is a developing story.

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