Castro dictatorship cuts electricity, uses pepper spray as hundreds of Cubans protest outside Ministry of Culture

Photo: Mario Penton

After Cuban State Security raided the headquarters of the San Isidro Movement and arrested the artists protesting there, hundreds of Cubans have gathered outside the Culture Ministry in protest. The situation in Cuba is becoming more intense as the socialist dictatorship grapples with growing crowds demanding freedom of speech and an end to repression.

With the world watching, the communist Castro dictatorship is doing everything it can to quash the protest without calling attention to itself, cutting electricity and using pepper spray to disperse and limit the crowds (via Martí Noticias – my translation):

Hundreds of people gathered on Friday night to protest in front of the Ministry of Culture, resulting in the Vice-Minister of Culture, Fernando Rojas, meeting with the Cuban artists supporting the San Isidro Movement.

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Despite the negotiations, there were problems. Reuters reports that the electricity was cut off when the crowd there swelled to more than 200 people, “but the mood of the crowd remained vibrant.”

Both CiberCuba and the San Isidro Movement report authorities used pepper spray to stop more young people from getting to the protest.

As Mario Penton reports, some are calling it the “Revolution of Applause” as hundreds of Cuban artists demand the end to repression, censorship, and freedom for their fellow artists from the San Isidro Movement:

We may indeed be witnessing history in Cuba.

1 thought on “Castro dictatorship cuts electricity, uses pepper spray as hundreds of Cubans protest outside Ministry of Culture”

  1. The “revolution” is a decomposing corpse controlled by old frauds long past their expiration date. They have nothing to offer except more misery, more dysfunction and more wasting of people’s lives. Basta.

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