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After Leaving BLM Mural on Street for Months, DC Scrubs 'Cuba Libre' Almost Instantly

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Pro-Cuban freedom activists who painted a street mural in Washington in opposition of communism had their slogan removed by Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday.

Their stance was apparently the wrong kind of activism for Bowser, who last summer sanctioned a two-block “Black Lives Matter” mural near the White House.

The words “Cuba Libre,” or “Free Cuba,” were painted near that country’s embassy in D.C.

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In light of recent protests against the human rights abusers in Havana, the painting seemed appropriate.

But Bowser ordered the pro-freedom slogan to be removed, and it didn’t take long before “Cuba Libre” was a memory, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

By Tuesday evening, the mural and been washed away.

“The ‘Cuba Libre’ painting on the street was unauthorized, so DPW crews power washed to remove it,” Erica Cunningham, public information officer for the D.C. Department of Public Works, told the Free Beacon.

Interestingly enough, Bowser last summer was adamant that the Black Lives Matter mural was important in order to honor George Floyd after he died in Minneapolis police custody last Memorial Day.

“We know what’s going on in our country. There is a lot of anger. There is a lot of distrust of police and the government,” Bowser said last June, The Associated Press reported. “There are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen and to have their humanity recognized.”

“We had the opportunity to send that message loud and clear on a very important street in our city,” she said.

What was Bowser’s message for anti-communists? Be gone.

Black Lives Matter is a Trojan horse for Marxism and always has been. Remember when the organization posted this after the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro?

A great many Cuban people don’t trust the police or government. These are people who are literally craving to be seen and heard following six decades of abuse, starvation and killings.

They at least had the opportunity to be on an equal footing with the Black Lives Matter activists when it comes to being seen and heard.

But pro-Cuban freedom activists are on the wrong side of the root issue, which is communism. Black Lives Matter and those who support the group wish to radically transform this country. They want D.C. to look like Santiago de Cuba.

The pro-freedom movement has had enough of authoritarianism. Those who painted the mural in front of the Cuban embassy know the evils of communism.

Unfortunately for those brave people willing to speak out, the Black Lives Matter organization, Bowser and other high-profile leftists are just now getting started. Their movement directly counters the one being supported by the Democratic Party, and so it was washed away.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Family Escapes Through 2nd-Story Window During Armed Standoff After Suspect Barricades Door: Report

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On July 25, in Auburn, Alabama, a man reportedly put his family, his neighborhood, first responders and himself in a very dangerous position. Calls came into the Auburn Police District around 7:00 p.m. reporting a domestic violence incident in the Camden Ridge Subdivision. When police arrived, the man reportedly began firing at them with a handgun. Police fired back, and the man retreated into the home, where he also had his family trapped in a room. Thanks to the police and fire department coming together and working smarter instead of harder, the situation was resolved without injury to the family members trapped upstairs. It was firefighter Andrew Kiser, Chief of Police Cedric Anderson and Shift Supervisor Lt. Cody Hill who were responsible for carrying out the daring rescue that helped bring the threat to an end. While the shooter refused to exit the house, the men carried a ladder to the house and set it up to reach one of the second-story windows, where they learned the man’s family had been trapped. While Anderson held the ladder steady, Hill climbed the ladder and Kiser assisted the family as they climbed out of the window. With the family out of the way, Lee County SWAT was able to enter the house and capture the suspect. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center South after he was found to have sustained what appeared to be a gunshot wound. “Auburn PD Alerts: Heavy Police Activity in the Camden Ridge Subdivision, in the area of Wedgewood Ct.,” a public safety alert for the area read, according to WRBL-TV. “The scene is secure at this time, NO ONGOING THREAT.” Auburn Assistant Police Chief Clarence Stewart praised the efforts of all involved, highlighting how each group present played an important role in…

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After Receiving Call About Blazing Attic Fire, Police Rescue Man Trapped Inside Smoke-Filled Bedroom

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A family in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, woke up just before midnight on Sunday and sensed something was wrong. They called 911 at around 11:38 p.m., reporting a “possible fire at the residence,” according to The Journal NJ. Officers Ryan Anzalone, Donna Gonzalez, Michael Morgante and Colin Murray with the Marlboro Township Police Department were first on the scene and quickly assessed the situation. They found smoke pouring out of the attic, but were relieved to see the family appeared to have exited the home. After a short time, though, the family realized one of their members was not with them, and was likely still trapped inside on the second floor. Gonzalez and Anzalone charged in and found the man, as described, in a bedroom on the second floor. By the time they got there, the room was “completely filled with smoke,” but they managed to rescue the resident. The fire department had a difficult time accessing the home due to the long, narrow driveway and a large landscaping rock. “While enroute Chief 2-66 was advised of heavy smoke from the attic,” the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1 posted on Facebook. “At the time the mutual aid response plan was put in place and the box alarm was requested to bring in initial assistance.” “Upon the arrival of 2-66 Chief advised the house was located down a 180 foot narrow driveway. Once engine 2-75 arrived there was trouble accessing the house due to a large ornamental boulder and trees. Members of the engine and police moved the 400lb boulder so the engine could get to the house and attack the fire. “As the incident progressed, the second alarm mutual aid plan was requested for this deep seated, hard to access attic fire.” The two officers who…

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