Anti-Castro rallies in Spain

Anti-Castro rallies took place in Spain this weekend outside Cuban embassy offices in Madrid and Barcelona.

MADRID — Around 50 anti-Castro protesters have rallied outside the Cuban embassy in Madrid to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of a dissident hunger striker.

The political exiles gathered behind a banner reading, “Cuba, democracy now!” and held aloft photographs of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died on Feb. 23, 2010, following an 83-day hunger strike.

In the absence of any reaction from within the embassy the protesters shouted at the building’s security cameras.

“You’ve still got time to quit,” bellowed protest leader Yuniel Jacomino Martinez at the unseen diplomatic staff inside. He said Saturday that a similar rally was also being held outside the Cuban consulate in the northeastern port city of Barcelona.

In Barcelona, protesters gathered outside the Cuban consulate office to commemorate the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo.


More pictures of the demonstration available HERE.