Gorki Aguila Arrested in Front of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana /
Diario de Cuba
Posted on May 24, 2015
"This too shall pass" (Danilo's artwork from prison)
Diario de Cuba, Havana, 24 May 2015 – The musician Gorki Águila, leader
of the band Porno para Ricardo, was arrested by State Security agents on
Saturday night in front of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana.
Águila went to hold up a sign on the outside wall of the museum with the
word "Libertad" (Freedom) and the image of the graffiti artist Danilo
Maldonado, known as El Sexto, imprisoned since last 25 December, when he
allegedly went to Havana's Central Park with two piglets named "Fidel"
and "Raúl," to stage a performance.
After Águila's action, recognized repressors from State Security's
Section 21, posted in the area, approached the musician and forced him
into a car. Meanwhile, Águila shouted demands for "Freedom for Danilo!"
The repressors were in the area because of the inauguration of a show
that presumably was going to be attended by the artist Tania Bruguera,
now retained on the Island without her passport because of an attempt to
stage her performance Tatlin's Whisper in the Plaza of the Revolution
last 30 December.
This coming Wednesday, 27 May, the Oslo Freedom Forum, a principal world
event dedicated to human rights, awarded El Sexto the Prize for Creative
Note: Gorki Aguila was released one day after his arrest.
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