Launched on June 23 on the online website change.org by German citizens who work and live on Cuba, the petition has so far been supported by personalities from culture and science, former ministers, sociologists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, historians and professors of International Law, among many other sectors.
Among the recently added figures are singer Udo Lindenberg and journalist Alice Schwarzer.
In addition to demanding the cessation of the inhumane US policy, the initiative denounces Washington’s attempts to subdue Cuba and the pressure exerted by the Trump administration on several countries to reject the aid of the Cuban medical brigades.
Meanwhile, the campaign urges the German government to work on that track during the presidency of the Council of the European Union; the community alliance opposes the US blockade.
To achieve such goal, the initiative’s promoters agreed to send a document with the first 55,555 signatures to the German ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and Economic Cooperation and Development.