Thirsty residents hijack water truck
A number of thirsty residents in Old Havana forcibly took over a water truck
and distributed the water to neighbors.
Water has been in short supply since hurricane Charley downed power
The truck had been sent to supply a bakery operated by a government agency. After the truck’s operator delivered water to La Eminencia bakery, residents who had been milling about asked him to give them the water remaining on the truck.
When he refused, residents simply took over the truck and started dispensing water to all comers.
Anti-government graffiti in Havana
Someone took advantage of a blackout in East Havana to paint anti-government slogans on the wall of a polyclinic, a few feet away from the local police station, August 11.
When the lights came on, police noticed the graffiti, which read “Down with Fidel” and “Down with Communism” and hurriedly painted over it.