Protesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miami


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MIAMI (AP) — Protesters waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor!" are gathering for a demonstration against the president plan to normalize relations with the Castro government.

More than two dozen exile groups are participating in the Saturday protest. As speeches began, a couple hundred people had shown up, mostly older Cuban-Americans.

Many carried Cuban flags or wore shirts with the flag displayed. Some carried U.S. flags, or both U.S. and Cuban flags. There were several chants, among them: "No more flights to Cuba!" and "Viva Cuba libre!"

About five women held a large sign proclaiming: "Obama's message to Castro: Imprison Americans and get 3 spies and an embassy"

Miami is no stranger to protests from the Cuban community, though they've become smaller and more sporadic.

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