Peaceful Protest at Fraternity Park / Victor Ariel Gonzalez
Posted on August 20, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba, 19 August 2013, Víctor Ariel González / www.cubanet.org.-
Last Saturday, August 17 at midday, a peaceful protest — pro Human
Rights and against the Castro regime — took place in Fraternity Park,
next to the Capitol Building in Havana.
At the time of this writing, this reporter did not know to which group
the opposition protesters, about four people, belonged. The activists
carried two signs made of cardboard and written in pen, where you could
read the slogans: DOWN WITH THE DICTATORSHIP and LONG LIVE HUMAN RIGHTS.
They also proclaimed similar phrases.
During the brief period of the event, before being repressed by the
police, a crowd of onlookers stopped in front of the Island of Cuba
store, where the event occurred. Many of them took the opportunity to
document it on their mobile phones or digital cameras.
The deployment of law enforcement officers was disproportionate to the
number of activists and the nature of the demonstration. They received
no verbal or physical abuse in public, but were handcuffed and taken
away in police cars almost immediately.
19 August 2013
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