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    More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In White

    More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The Ladies In
    White / 14ymedio
    Posted on August 2, 2015

    The writer Angel Santiesteban with the Ladies in White at the Gandhi
    Park at the exit of the church of Santa Rita (Photo Luis Lazaro Guanche)

    14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2015 – This afternoon, after Sunday’s march
    of the Ladies in White on Fifth Avenue in Miramar, Havana, 40 members of
    this organization and about 15 activists were arrested.

    The arrests came after a massive act of repudiation against the Ladies
    in White, as reported to 14ymedio by several witnesses present at the
    scene. Among those detained are the blogger Lia Villares, the government
    opponent Raul Borges and independent journalist Juan González Febles.

    The Ladies in White have denounced the increased repression around the
    walk organized every Sunday at the conclusion of Mass in the church of
    Santa Rita, in Miramar. This time most of the arrests occurred on the
    28th Street at the corner of 3rd, when the activists had left the
    immediate vicinity of the parish.

    Meanwhile in Colón, Matanzas province, nine Ladies in White carried out
    their march for the freedom of political prisoners under a strong police
    operation. So far there have been no arrests reported in the province.

    Source: More Than 50 Activists Arrested Sunday In The March Of The
    Ladies In White / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –
    http://translatingcuba.com/more-than-50-activists-arrested-sunday-in-the-march-of-the-ladies-in-white-14ymedio/

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