Ladies in White Denounce Arrests That Began Early Sunday Morning / 14ymedio
Posted on August 30, 2015
14ymedio, 30 August 2015 — The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta
Soler, reported several arrests of opponents and independent journalists
beginning early today. Those detained were prevented from attending Mass
at Santa Rita Church and from participating in the traditional Sunday
march along Fifth Avenue. Despite the strong police operation deployed
around the parish, at least 40 Ladies in White and 15 activists managed
to arrive at the site.
The blogger and activist Agustín López Canino was prevented from leaving
his house by the police car with the number 632 and reporter Juan
Gonzalez Febles was arrested before reaching the location of the march,
according to sources from the dissidence. This newspaper was able verify
the existence of a strong police operation on several streets around the
meeting site of the Ladies in White at Gandhi park starting before ten
o'clock in the morning.
For her part, the dissident Martha Beatriz Roque reported via Twitter
the "troubling proximity between the forces of repression" and the
Ladies in White who were able to reach the park. In particular, a rapid
response brigade gathered at the corner of 3rd avenue and 24th, as
reported by the regime opponent Juan Angel Moya.
As they left the place, the police proceeded to violently arrest the
assembled activists. To date their whereabouts are unknown, but in the
past the women have been transferred to a processing center in Tarara,
east of Havana and men to the place known as Vivac in Calabazar.
Source: Ladies in White Denounce Arrests That Began Early Sunday Morning
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