HELSINKI—Cubans who live in Finland joined together in front of the Helsinki railway station on early Tuesday evening. In Cuba, people are taking to the streets to protest shortages in food and basic needs and coronavirus vaccines.

In Finland, the Cubans are worried about their families who live on the island, and they wanted to raise awareness of the turmoil going on in Cuba, which many just think as a paradise island.

Cubans who live in Finland gathered at the Railway Square to show their support for the Cubans living amid the unrest in their home country. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
Many signs and placards had ‘SOS CUBA’ written on them in capital letters. This phrase is known as the universal hashtag to follow the events in Cuba across social media. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
A man and a guitar. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
More than 50 people took part in the protest, which shifted from a moment of silence to carnival-ish rap songs. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

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