Public demonstrations - a social phenomenon never seen in Cuba in the last six decades - broke out across the country, simultaneously, with a wave of massive protests on 11 July.
The concept of public demonstration entails each person's right, individually or in groups, to express themselves in public spaces. Its underpinnings are the freedoms of expression, association and assembly. It includes the organization of the demonstration and the summoning of people to it. It is a civic right that allows citizens to exercise their political power and influence those in power.