Young Cubans Take to the Streets In Protest
Posted: 30 October 2007 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A group Of young people, took the streets this afternoon in Havana, chanting anti-government slogans for a government change and also for a new Mariel boat lift out of Cuba.
The police surrounded the group but did not interfered except for some detentions, They wore bracelets with the word “Cambio”, This could be the beginning of unrest in the population , as the new government has done very little to improved the life of the average Cuban.

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Posted: 30 October 2007 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting in English.

Good to have you back.

Any more news out there? Do you really think this is the start of something or just another day in Raul’s Cuba?

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Posted: 30 October 2007 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Publisher - 30 October 2007 04:44 PM

Very interesting. Thanks for posting in English.

Good to have you back.

Any more news out there? Do you really think this is the start of something or just another day in Raul’s Cuba?

Just this from Cuba Encuentro;

70 young people arrested in Havana
As many as 70 young people were arrested Monday in Havana, for carrying signs with the word “Cambio,” or change, according to Cuban Encuentro. They were taken to the police station at Zanja and Dragones, and as of Tuesday only about 10 had been released.

Among those arrested was the nephew of political prisoner Fabio Prieto.

Ricardo Rodríguez Borrero, vice president of the College of Independent Teachers, said none of those arrested had formally been charged with a crime.

“I am very concerned about what is happening, and fear (the dictatorship) is preparing a new wave of repression,” said human rights activist Juan Carlos González Leyva.
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Posted: 30 October 2007 05:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Welcome back.

I usually check in over there but have been busy. I will keep an eye on the situation.

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Posted: 01 November 2007 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Publisher - 30 October 2007 05:43 PM

Welcome back.

I usually check in over there but have been busy. I will keep an eye on the situation.

40 more are arrested today for another protest in the old section of Old Havana Called El Vedado.
Seems the young are the ones who are making themselves be heard.

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Posted: 01 November 2007 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Interesting. I’ll look around for some news.

For readers who don’t know, Vedado is between Old Havana and Miramar. Vedado is the cultural and intellectual center of Havana and includes the Malecon. I could see young artists and students from Vedado protesting.

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