Despite repression, 39 Ladies in White were able to attend church yesterday in Cuba
Over the weekend, the political police of the Castro dictatorship carried out the usual repressive operations to impede Cuba's Ladies in White from attending Sunday mass. Nevertheless, Radio Marti reports that 39 of the women were able to attend church services yesterday.
Women from Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, Holguin, and Granma were present this Sunday at the sanctuary of the Patrona de Cuba to ask for the liberation of all of Cuba's political prisoners and for the freedom of Cuba.
Belkis Cantillo, wife of former political prisoner Jose Daniel Ferrer told Radio Marti that "every Sunday, the Ladies in White Laura Pollan continue to grow in spite of the repression of the political police."
Cantillo indicated that Father Palma spoke of the Ladies in White and explained who they were and what they wanted. "He asked that we not be beaten because we are all brothers, and he said that we are a peaceful struggle."
"And the people greeted us warmly, it was incredible. The people reached out to us and told us that whatever problem we have, it is there's as well," she said.