Dozens of Activists Detained in Havana Following the Ladies in White
March / Diario de Cuba, Angel Moya
Posted on July 29, 2015
Diario de Cuba, Angel Moya, Havana, 26 July 2015 – Some 60 activists
were arrested this past Sunday in Havana following the customary Sunday
march of the Ladies in White, reported government opponents on social
media. The arrests took place within the context of an act of
repudiation described by the opponents as "violent," and were carried
out by "civilian mobs," tweeted Ailer María González Mena.
The Ladies' Sunday march was preceded by the arrests of several of the
women, along with independent journalists, dissident sources were
reporting as of midday.
The women, as usual, attended mass at St. Rita's Church, and later met
at Mahatma Gandhi Park, from where they began their march along Fifth
During the meeting they paid homage to the deceased opponents Oswaldo
Payá and Harold Cepero, who died under mysterious circumstances three
years ago last week.
Former political prisoner Ángel Moya posted on his Twitter account that
the Ladies Oilyn Hernández and María R. Rodríguez were arrested, as well
as blogger Agustín López. Other activists had their residences
surrounded by State Security agents.
Activists had predicted there would be a major police presence in the area.*
*Translator's Notes: *26 July is the date commemorated by the Cuban
government as the start of the Revolution
Translated by: Alicia Barraqué Ellison
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