Cuban Diplomats Disrupt U.N. Meeting Called by U.S. on Prisoners

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -

About 20 Cuban diplomats and demonstrators have disrupted a U.N. meeting called by the United States to spotlight the country’s political prisoners, banging on tables and shouting in Spanish “Cuba Yes, U.S. Blockade No!”

The raucous meeting between U.S. Deputy Ambassador Kelley Currie and senior Trump administration officials in the U.N. Economic and Social Council chamber on Tuesday lasted longer than 45 minutes.

Currie told reporters outside the chamber that the Cuban diplomats “should be ashamed of themselves” and the U.S. would raise their actions with the proper authorities in the United Nations.

Cuba’s U.N. Ambassador Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo called the meeting a “farce,” ”a political comedy” and “a new chapter in the long list of aggressions against Cuba.”