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Another arrest of a protester during a papal Mass in Cuba caught on film

Aljazeera has film footage of another protester being violently arrested by Cuban State Security after he began to yelling anti-dictatorship slogans during the pope's Mass in Havana:

4 comments to Another arrest of a protester during a papal Mass in Cuba caught on film

  • Honey

    It's the same protester.
    And this is disgusting to watch.

  • Honey, it's not the same protester. Apparently, they only had a few seconds of video of the Havana protester being arrested before State Security stopped them from filming. They then immediately cut to the footage of the Santiago protester. Look at it again and listen to the narration by the reporter.

  • Honey

    Okay.
    But it is still disgusting to watch.

  • drillanwr

    I'm just floored we have to watch this on Al Jazeera English and not on a US media source...

    Says a lot, actually.

    I also have serious problems with the Pope's Marxism/Communism "out of date ... no longer works" in Cuba pre-comments before reaching the island.

    Clearly in over 50 years of watching places such as Cuba it has NEVER worked. Pope gave a measure of credit to the oppressive regime and system of government.

    I still hope it was lost in translation, but I anticipate it is yet more of the Vatican's history of being political while presuming to appear not political ... and it always fails miserably.

    I was not fond either of comments made during the Iraq war coming from the previous Pope. And then you had this Pope apologizing for comments he made a couple years ago about Islam during a visit to Turkey. This is the sort of non-committal nonsense that gave the Vatican a bad reputation during WWII in Europe as Nazi sympathizers/appeasers and even collaborators.