On Sunday, March 28, 2021, Car Caravans took place in over 31 countries and 57 cities around the world. Vancouver joined seven Car Caravans across Canada: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Victoria united to demand an end to the cruel U.S. blockade against Cuba. Organized by Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver, with the support of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba and other organizations and individuals, the Caravan drove throughout the streets of Vancouver amid a windy and rainy day. The colourful Caravan of 18 cars and 35 participants was decorated with Cuban flags and signs that read “End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba” and “U.S. Stop Sanctioning Cuban Families”. Pedestrians and other drivers responded to the caravan with supportive honks, thumbs up, hand waves, and taking photos of the protest.
Since November 2020, a group in the United States “Puentes de Amor” (Bridges of Love) has been promoting the idea of “Car Caravans” against the U.S. blockade on Cuba in cities across the U.S. and Canada. These have been happening on the last Sunday of every month. This inspiring movement against the inhuman U.S. blockade has been a dynamic collaboration organized in many cities by the local Cuban community together with the Cuba solidarity movement. We look forward to hosting even more cars at the next Vancouver Car Caravan on Sunday, April 25! More details will be emailed soon.
Andrew Barry & Tamara Hansen
Vancouver Car Caravan Coordinators of Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver & Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba