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More democracy activists arrested in Cuba: Raul Castro’s reforms keep rolling along

The so-called reforms of the tyrannical Castro dictatorship -- the ones the "Cuba Experts" in the U.S. keep promoting as positive developments -- continue to take their toll on dissidents and democracy activists in Cuba. In Guantanamo, Cuba, several activists were arrested yesterday when they initiated a public display of support for hunger striking prisoner of conscience Jorge Cervantes.

These brutal acts of repression are the real "reforms" taking place in Cuba.

Here is the report of the arrests via Uncommon Sense:

Anti-Castro activists arrested in Guantanamo for demonstrating support for hunger striker

Attempting in vain to keep a lid on Cuban political prisoner Jorge Cervantes Garcia's hunger strike, the Castro regime's goons on Wednesday arrested numerous protesters in Guantanamo demonstrating their support for Cervantes and opposition to the dictatorship.

Cuban Democratic Directorate reported that the activists  climbed to the roof of a three-story house and shouted various anti-Castro slogans, drawing the attention of Cuban police and other goons. When the activists went downstairs, they were beaten and arrested, according to the DIrectorate.

The arrests in Guantanamo appear to be part of a government strategy, as described by leading activist Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina, to prevent dissidents in eastern Cuba from traveling to Santiago de Cuba to demonstrate their support for Cervantes and his family.

"This is my message," said Rodriguez before he was detained, "The streets belong to the people. The streets do not belong to the military. They belong to the people.

"We are calling on them to save a man in danger," Rodriguez said.

"We are not afraid."

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