A Cuban opposition leader from the island is expected to open a protest in Miami against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government.

Activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known as Antunez, is scheduled to join Cuban Americans opposed to a host of policy changes toward the communist nation on Saturday.

More than two dozen exile groups are listed as participating in the protest. Organizers haven't given attendance estimates.

Miami is no stranger to protests from the Cuban community, though they have become smaller and more sporadic in recent years. Thousands protested after federal agents seized Elian Gonzalez in a prolonged international custody dispute and returned him to Cuba in 2000. Hundreds paraded through Little Havana when Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother in 2006.