Skip to comments.Cuba Cracks Down, Arrests 100 Women Dissidents
Posted on 07/13/2014 6:14:36 PM PDT by kristinn
Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers Sunday, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists.
Shouting "Freedom! Freedom!," the women offered no resistance as they were put on buses by dozens of police and plainclothes agents of the only communist-ruled country in the Americas.
A group of about 100 government supporters, who arrived along with the authorities at the scene in Havana's Miramar district, angrily shouted "Viva Fidel, Viva Raul" as the women were whisked away.
The women's group, formed in 2003 by wives and relatives of political prisoners, marches with the government's permission every Sunday in the Cuban capital after hearing mass at Santa Rita parish church.
Since theirs is the only group that has government permission for a regular protest, arrests are few and infrequent.
But on Sunday, dozens of police moved in and surrounded the large crowd of marchers two blocks from the church after they headed toward the sea instead of along their usual route on Miramar's Quinta Avenida.
"The Ladies in White are growing and increasing their base in society... and this is really dangerous for (the government's) legitimacy. That's why they are cracking down so hard," said dissident Manuel Cuesta Morua.
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“of the only communist-ruled country in the Americas. “
What the hell does anyone think is happening to America.
Obama’s sooooooo jealous. This is how Obama and Holder would love to treat people who dare to disagree with them... Fill up those buses... haul ‘em off to camps... God, I hate totalitarians.
Obviously are forgetting the USSA
War on Wimmins!
Its the left-wing that makes the real “war on women”. What do the Cuba-lovers/Obama-lovers have to say?
Yeah, where’s Beyonce when you need a woman’s perspective....
Pooty Poot visits, tells them the crack down, they do it. Thanks kristinn.
The Commies in Cuba don’t want to have mass protests developing there like they have in Venezuela.
I was in Cuba earlier this summer on a mission trip. In discussing some of the governments irrational fears a Cuban said. “When you are not legitimate, you see ghost everywhere.”
The Cuban government lives in fear of the fact that the people realize that 55 years of communism has been a failure.