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2,000 demonstrate against Castro's Cuba
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Knudsen, Anne
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated April 9, 1980 reads, "A crowd of 2,000 anti-Communist demonstrators - who support the thousands of Cubans seeking asylum at the Peruvian Embassy in Havana - rally yesterday at the intersection of Los Angeles and Temple streets. Carrying signs saying "U.S. Hear the Voice of Cubans" and "Carter Do Something," the protesters burned effigies of Fidel Castro, shouted anti-communist slogans and carried pre-Castro Cuban and American flags. They went so far as to call for the United States to assist in the defeat of communism throughout South America. They also said they wanted to thank the Peruvian government for their help in assisting the Cubans to leave the country. Castro's government - which says the throng is made up of "vagrants and bums" - is providing food, health care and temporary passes home to the thousands of Cubans who poured into the embassy grounds over the weekend in a frantic effort to get off the island. The Peruvian government says Peru cannot accept them all, but will begin flying them out when it has assurances other countries will accept them. U.N. officials and several Latin American nations are working to find permanent asylum abroad for the refugees. Peruvian officials reported they were 10,000 refugees, but the Cuban government newspapers said they totaled 3,000, and one foreign diplomat said 7,000 might be the best estimate. The Cuban exile community in Miami had collected 200 tons of food, medicine and clothing and $82,000 for the embassy throng. But an American Red Cross official said Cuba had notified the international Red Cross that it did not need international assistance to care for the refugees."
1 photographic print :b&w ;16 x 31 cm. on sheet 17 x 33 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Castro, Fidel,--1926-2016--Public opinion
Anti-communist movements--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Protest movements--California--Los Angeles
Demonstrations--California--Los Angeles
Banners--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Temple Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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