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.
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