The Opposition march From November 15th Cuba He was frustrated by fears of possible government repression, which prevented many activists from leaving their homes. But, according to dissidents, this is due to the young culture Resistance On the island.
Manuel Questa Morova, 58, of the moderate ranks, left his home in Havana on Monday to join the march, but did not go far. Immediately it He was stopped by police who were already waiting for him.
Released early Tuesday morning, Questa Morova estimates there was “some improvement” in planning.
“Because of how difficult, dangerous and uncontrollable it is” one Expression In the face of the concentrated force of violence in the peaceful “state,” the organization demanded “more strategic planning,” the protester told AFP.
The Mass demonstrations Against the government “They are only four months old CubaIt is not possible to make storms in the sky from an early age, ”lamented Questa Morua.
Graduation of the Island Political Debate Committee Political prisoners must be released, The history of shouting “freedom” and “we are hungry” emerged after the July 11 protests in which one person was killed, dozens injured and 1,270 prisoners, 612 of whom are still in prison, according to NGO Cubalex.
The mobilization in 2018 was driven by a new generation of Cuban protesters using the island-only mobile Internet.
“Stop the thing”
The first call for September for this march did not have the surprising effect of July 11, in addition, The Govt-19 Infections They were in the worst condition amid the country’s severe food and medicine shortages.
Later, former Cuban ambassador Carlos al-Zugare said that “everything, including the spontaneity, contributed to the protests.”
Opposition groups called for a halt to the protests, which led to protests and protests by pro-government protesters in Cuba.
The leader of the archipelago, 39-year-old playwright Jr. Garcia, lost contact Sunday afternoon and was prevented from marching alone on a large Havana avenue.
Under the unusual gray sky, the streets of Havana woke up on Monday, with heavy security of uniformed and plainclothes police stationed along the coastal boardwalk and in the city squares and parks.
Adrian Fonseka smokes in front of his beauty salon in the Vedato area, saying “no one marched” because of “fear and oppression”.
The 33-year-old hairdresser believes the July 11 sentence of up to 30 years’ imprisonment demanded by prosecutors against protesters is still pending and “put an end to the matter.”
Carla Amanda, a 22-year-old educator, says young people do not recognize the archipelago.
“I also need changes because I’m young, I want something new, it’s good for my country,” but they “did not give or support any solution,” he says.
For the government, which banned the demonstration and threatened the organizers with criminal sanctions, it was a “public holiday” and the march a “failed move”.
“This is a happy day, a worthy holiday,” said Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
To their dismay, Monday was also a success.
“15N is not at all frustrated. The complete opposite,” said Saily González, the island’s co-ordinator and victim of an act of rejection by more than 70 people in front of his home in the central city of Santa Clara.
He highlighted what would happen to “those who disagree with the political system that accepts dictatorship,” Gonzalez said. “The demand for independence is personal (…). The people who left did so in a personal act of demanding their rights, proving that there are people in Cuba who disagree and oppose the regime.”
According to Questa, “this is a great success” because it attracted national and international attention.
Cuban political scientist Harold Gardinas says the severe crisis caused by Covit-19 and the tightening of the US embargo on the island and “social dissatisfaction with the government’s lack of interest in the agenda of economic and political change.”
Although this depression can be reversed by “signs of economic progress and minimal democratic commitment,” but “the signals coming from the palace of revolution are very pleasing to revolutionary identities and ideological roots.” (AFP)
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