Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly This Monday, November 15th Cuba Today the school celebrates the return of children to school and tourists to demand the release of political prisoners, despite heavy police security and a firm ban from communist officials.
On the iconic beach boardwalk of the capital, teams of three officers were deployed in almost every corner, especially in the downtown section of the city, while civilian security agents in plain clothes were stationed in squares and parks, he noted. AFP.
Political Discussion Committee in violation of the ban Archipelago, With 37,000 members inside and out Cuba, Calls for demonstrations in Havana and six other provinces demanding the release of political prisoners, human rights and respect for democracy.
This call occurs four months later Historical and Spontaneous Demonstrations of July 11th, According to the human rights NGO Cubalex, one person was killed, dozens injured and 1,270 detained, 658 of whom are still in prison.
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Protesters were called to wear white If you can not go outside to protest, hang white sheets on the balconies.
This Monday, Junior GarciaThe founder of the archipelago was stopped by security guards at his home after the archipelago founder stopped marching alone with a white rose in his home on Sunday. Monday.
But to the government of Miguel Diaz-Canal, Monday marks the return to normalcy after the country’s borders and schools were closed for months due to a corona virus infection. Havana’s 502nd anniversary celebrations are also planned.
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At 6:50 pm, anti-Cuban activities were recorded in Miami in support of these 15N demonstrations.
The foreign minister is critical of the United States and underestimates the opposition’s call
Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has once again criticized the US government, saying there is peace on the streets of Cuba.
“The epidemic in our country is under control and the economy is reactivating,” Rodriguez said, referring to the resumption of classes.
They also rallied in support of the protests in Costa Rica
The Cuban community in Costa Rica is mobilizing in the Central American country and asking President Carlos Alvarado not to recognize the Cuban authorities.
The media brought the struggle to an end
Some media outlets from Havana have reported that police action ordered by the Cuban government has helped prevent mass protests.
They condemn the threats to the protesters
Cuba Desite, a citizen initiative, said in Santiago de Cuba that “they are asking for an identity card and threatening white-clad people.”
The archipelago was dressed in white and called for a demonstration.
Condemn another arrest
They report intense militarization in Cuba
Reporters in Cuba say militarization is rampant. In view of this, the protesters insist that the attendance of demonstrations is low for this reason.
The UN says the right to protest must be “fully respected”.
The UN believes this Monday that “the right of Cubans to wage peaceful struggle on the island will be fully respected, based on the steps taken by the authorities to prevent the so-called Citizens’ March for Civil Change”.
“I do not want to speculate about what will happen. We want to make sure the right to peaceful struggle is fully respected,” UN spokesman Farhan Hugh told a news conference, quoting EFE.
The mobilization start time is over
It is expected that from this time on they will start coming to the street.
HRW condemns the action of the Cuban government
Jose Miguel Vivanco, director of the U.S. division of Human Rights Watch, spoke on Twitter about the island’s “dark” outlook.
“The regime has deployed massive security forces. Many journalists and critics have been besieged in their homes. Some have been arrested. The purpose is clear: to suppress any attempt to protest.
Dozens of rallies in Brussels in support of the Cuban struggle
Dozens of people, mostly exiles from Cuba, gathered in Brussels on Monday in support of the promoters and protesters of the 15N march, calling on Havana and other Cuban cities to call for political change in the country.
In a statement to Efe, Roan Thompson, a spokesman for the Cuban-Belgian alliance, condemned the island’s treatment of junior Garcia Aguilera.
Lopez Obrador avoids evaluating Cuban opposition
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lபpez Obrador has declined to comment on Monday’s protests, saying he would “intervene” despite his outspoken criticism of the US embargo on the “inhumane” island.
“You can not suffocate Cubans who have decided to stay in Cuba,” he said, referring to the embargo, which has been in force for more than half a century, which was tightened in its application last year, according to Cuban officials. , Despite Joe Biden of the Democrats coming to the White House.
The Cuban community is mobilizing in Europe
Movements have taken place in Spain, Switzerland and Italy in support of the march for change.
Why the struggle in Cuba?
Social discontent was fueled last year by the impact of the epidemic on the already troubled Cuban economy, the tightening of US sanctions and the macroeconomic mismanagement. People have been suffering from severe shortages for months, even for food, medicine and clothing. Thus standing in long queues in front of shops has increased inflation.
Where and at what time does the march begin in Cuba?
3.00 pm Cuba The parade is scheduled to begin specifically in Havana.
Is it allowed to protest in Cuba? What does the Constitution say?
On Cuba Laws allow demonstrations, but the administrator has blocked it on several occasions. In anticipation of Monday’s session, he declared it illegal last October and warned of criminal consequences.
However, Article 56 of the Cuban Constitution states that “the rights of assembly, demonstration and association for legal and peaceful purposes shall be recognized by the Government as long as they are used in accordance with public order and regulations.”
Who is Junior Garcia and what is the archipelago?
Jr. Garcia is a progressive, but without the career of a political leader, the 39-year-old playwright, who has become the most visible face of the archipelago. The government considers him a “mercenary” in American pay. Although he denies any involvement with Washington.
When Archipelago Established as a result of the historic struggles of July 11, the online community gathered on November 15, Citizens’ Day for Change, demanding the democratization of Cuba and the release of political prisoners. He sought permission from the authorities to hold rallies in various cities. They refused it, but still kept the call.
With information from AFP and EFE