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Protestors advocating for freedom in Cuba demonstrate during WBC semifinal [VIDEO]

We discuss the anti-Cuban protests on display during the WBC semifinal between Team USA and Cuba.

Yoán Moncada #10 of Team Cuba fits a double in the top of the 5th inning during the World Baseball Classic Semifinals between Cuba and United States at loanDepot park on March 19, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images

The World Baseball Classic is a baseball tournament on a global scale. It is baseball’s version of the World Cup and allows countries to come together to compete against each other. While the MLB has the World Series, the WBC is the true World Series, with 20 nations from across the globe coming together.

With baseball on the center stage, and plenty of eyes watching, protestors took the opportunity to demonstrate their beliefs. Throughout the semifinal matchup between the United States and Cuba, there were several forms of protest from fans that were advocating for freedom in Cuba. They ranged from protests outside the stadium to signs behind home plate to a fan rushing the field.

The video was from far away in the stands but shows that the protestor made it to center field before security intervened. A reporter on site had a better look at the banner they were using.

There have been several signs behind home plate, but they have eventually been removed by security. The fans don’t seem to be getting agitated or removed, but they continue trying to get their message across.