Yesterday afternoon (17th December) members of the Brighton branch of the “Revolutionary Communist Group” picketed Lloyds Bank Brightons North road to bring awareness to the banks closing of the accounts for “1c4cuba”. A “campaign was launched by a group of Cuba solidarity organisations in Britain and Europe”.
The accounts were being used as part of a campaign to “call out” British and European banks for aiding in the US blockade over Cuba “but also to make these extraterritorial applications of US sanctions on Cuba unenforceable”.
The group’s demands are for Lloyds Bank to stop the shutting down of bank accounts set up for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid to Cuba and to stop the blocking transactions being made in relation to Cuba campaign.
The group said on social media:”Our members will continue to call out any British banks that undertake illegal actions that enable the US stranglehold on Cuba to continue. Members from across the country have picketed branches and HQs of Lloyds, Metro Bank and RBS”.