"We urge Cuban leaders to show restraint and respect the voice of the people, opening all means of communication, online and offline," US Department of State spokesman Ned Price said.
He also greeted the Cuban people and praised their courage. The Department spokesman said authorities should release protesters detained during the protests.
"We call for calm and condemn any violence against those who demonstrate their will peacefully. And we also ask the Cuban government to release detainees arrested for peaceful demonstrations," he said.
As it was reported earlier, mass anti-government protests broke out in Havana and a dozen other Cuban cities on July 11.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel considered protests as 'provocations'. He called on the Communists to counteract the protesters, as, according to him, it is time to defend the revolution.
At least 100 protesters, activists and independent journalists were detained across the country. In addition, the Internet was shut down in the country.