Cuban embassy in Paris attacked with gasoline bombs, France strengthened security

Cuban embassy in Paris attacked with gasoline bombs, France strengthened security


The Cuban embassy in Paris said Tuesday it was attacked overnight with gasoline bombs that caused some damage but no injuries to its staff in an incident that prompted French authorities to step up security around the building.

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The Cuban embassy in Paris said Tuesday it was attacked overnight with gasoline bombs that caused some damage but no injuries to its staff in an incident that prompted French authorities to step up security around the building.

Three gasoline bombs were thrown by two unnamed people, which caused a fire on the facade and at the entrance of the building, the embassy said in a statement.

Cuba has been rocked by protests against a deep economic crisis, the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and restrictions on civil liberties, all of which led the communist-ruled country to restrict access to social media.

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry posted photos of the gasoline bombs on its official Twitter feed.

“Those who incite violence and hatred against our country are directly responsible for these acts,” it said.

The embassy in Paris pointed a finger at the US and said such acts were “encouraged by US government campaigns against our country.”

The United States ‘and 20 other countries’ foreign ministers on Monday condemned mass arrests in Cuba and called for internet access to be fully restored.

The French Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on the Cuban embassy, ​​adding that a judicial investigation had been launched to find out who was behind it. It confirmed that there had been property damage but no injuries.

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