“Cuba: Police break up dissident meeting”

From AP via Drudge Report and Breitbart:

May 27 06:54 PM US/Eastern
HAVANA, May 27 (UPI) — Cuban authorities broke up a meeting of dissidents last the weekend, leaving at least two people injured, opposition groups said Tuesday.
Two of those in attendance at the meeting reportedly were hurt by police and received medical treatment for their injuries. Thirty others were detained by Cuban police though later released, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
While Cuban authorities regularly break up meetings of political dissidents on the communist island, the use of excessive force reportedly has not happened for the last several months, as the administration of new Cuban leader Raul Castro approved several reforms and appeared more tolerant of Cuba’s voices of opposition.

3 thoughts on ““Cuba: Police break up dissident meeting””

  1. I’m surprised the article does not have the prerequisite blurb on how these dissidents received “free health care” from the regime after the beating they received.

  2. On Sunday May 27 in Placetas, Las Villas, approximately 30 opposition members were beaten (and arrested) by Cuban police and state security. The members of the opposition had come from several cities: Sancti Spíritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Manicaragua, and Caibarien.
    According to ex-political prisoner and independent journalist, Guillermo Fariñas, they had all met at the house of Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez in order to participate in an event honoring the 36 anniversary of the death of student leader Pedro Luis Boitel. The culmination of this event was a march -down the main street- carrying a Cuban flag and a picture of Boitel. They had walked only one block when they were intercepted by state security. Everyone was beaten and dragged, including the women and a 70 year old man. Several had to be hospitalized due to their injuries. But not to worry… They have free healthcare and Education

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