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Sunday, 11 October 2020

Thousands of Cubans and 'Latinos for Trump' hold a massive anti-communist caravan in Miami to 'liberate the US from socialist ideology' - as NBC poll finds Florida's Hispanic community is split between the two nominees

 Thousands of Cubans, Venezuelans and other conservative Latinos convened in Miami to attend an 'Anti-Communist' caravan, flying flags of support for President Donald Trump

The parade, called the 'Anti-Communist Caravan for Freedom and Democracy', convened at the Magic City Casino on Saturday morning. 

Various reports estimate somewhere between 20,000 to 30,000 cars in attendance for the caravan. 

Demonstrators had flags for Trump's reelection, along with Cuban flags and other country flags.  

Several people sported huge blowups of Trump's face, waving signs that slammed the supposed increase of communist ideology in the country.  


Thousands of cars filled with Cubans and other Latinos took part in the 'Anti-Communist Caravan for Freedom and Democracy' in Miami on Saturday

Thousands of cars filled with Cubans and other Latinos took part in the 'Anti-Communist Caravan for Freedom and Democracy' in Miami on Saturday

'Say no to socialism and communism,' one sign read at the caravan, which started at the Magic City Casino

'Say no to socialism and communism,' one sign read at the caravan, which started at the Magic City Casino

Signs in Spanish at the caravan advocate for democracy and slam communism

Signs in Spanish at the caravan advocate for democracy and slam communism

'Say no to socialism and communism,' one sign read while a number of posters expressed similar sentiments in Spanish.

A number of cars had passengers holding 'Latinos for Trumps' signs as they sped along. Several cars also had 'Thin Blue Line' flags, in support of law enforcement.

In some cases, vehicles appeared packed with people inside who were excited to take part in the festivities. 

An NBC-Marist poll of Florida voters released last month found Latinos in the state about evenly divided between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump — a major change from the same poll in 2016, when Democrat Hillary Clinton led Trump by a 59 per cent to 36 per cent margin.

A number of cars had passengers holding 'Latinos for Trumps' signs as they sped along

A number of cars had passengers holding 'Latinos for Trumps' signs as they sped along

An NBC-Marist poll of Florida voters released last month found Latinos in the state about evenly divided between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump

An NBC-Marist poll of Florida voters released last month found Latinos in the state about evenly divided between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump

But a Monmouth University poll also conducted last month found Biden well ahead of Trump among Latino voters in the state, 58 per cent to 32 per cent

But a Monmouth University poll also conducted last month found Biden well ahead of Trump among Latino voters in the state, 58 per cent to 32 per cent

Hispanic voters in Florida tend to be somewhat more Republican-leaning than Hispanic voters nationwide

Hispanic voters in Florida tend to be somewhat more Republican-leaning than Hispanic voters nationwide


But a Monmouth University poll also conducted last month found Biden well ahead of Trump among Latino voters in the state, 58 per cent to 32 per cent.

Because of mounting concerns that Biden's standing is slipping, the campaign has embarked on an urgent effort to try to shore up support among older voters, suburbanites and African Americans to try to make up for losses elsewhere.

Hispanic voters in Florida tend to be somewhat more Republican-leaning than Hispanic voters nationwide because of the state's Cuban American population, which Trump has acknowledged several times in his remarks. 

Thousands of Trump supporters attend a mass caravan named 'Anticommunist Caravan' in front of Versailles Cuban restaurant

 Thousands of Trump supporters attend a mass caravan named 'Anticommunist Caravan' in front of Versailles Cuban restaurant

The Anti-Communist Caravan started from the Magic City Casino protesting against the supposed growing presence of communist and socialist ideology in the United States

The Anti-Communist Caravan started from the Magic City Casino protesting against the supposed growing presence of communist and socialist ideology in the United States

Several demonstrators had huge blow-ups of Trump's face that they carried during the parade

Several demonstrators had huge blow-ups of Trump's face that they carried during the parade

The caravan came after a Biden parade of roughly 500 golf carts driven by retirees living in The Villages, the nation's largest retirement community, located just under five hours north of Miami.

An armada of as many as 500 golf carts gathered at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center to caravan to the nearby elections office on Wednesday, so folks could drop off ballots for Biden. 

A vast majority of the retiree community voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election but the area has seen a blue shift in attitudes. 

Retirees living in The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community, took part in their own parade for Joe Biden on Wednesday

 Retirees living in The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community, took part in their own parade for Joe Biden on Wednesday

An armada of as many as 500 golf carts gathered at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center to caravan to the nearby elections office on Wednesday, so folks could drop off ballots for Biden

An armada of as many as 500 golf carts gathered at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center to caravan to the nearby elections office on Wednesday, so folks could drop off ballots for Biden

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