Cuban activists move up protest march after regime announces it will militarize the country on planned date

Organizers of a massive protest against the communist Castro dictatorship planned for November 20 have moved up the date after an announcement the entire country would be militarized on that day.

Via ADNCuba (my translation):

Archipelago Group moves up date of civic protest march against violence

The Archipelago Group has decided to move up the date of the planned civic protest from November 20 to November 15 after the regime named November 20 as National Defense Day.

The announcement came on October 8 during an audio chat with Archipelago on Telegram, where the organizers of the protest said an official permit request for the march was delivered to Esteban Lazo, the president of the National Assembly of Popular Power.

Playwright Yunior Garcia, one of the main organizers of the project, said the decision was made among the leadership of the group along with input from others who support the public protest against violence and the release of Cuban political prisoners.

Yesterday, the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces announced that designated president Miguel Diaz-Canel had signed Resolution 001, declaring November 20 as National Defense Day. The resolution also includes the deployment of the Moncada Army on November 18 and 19 for military exercises on the streets of the island.

In response to the announcement, Garcia said that “everyone understood this as the response by those in power to the civic march planned for November 20.”

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1 thought on “Cuban activists move up protest march after regime announces it will militarize the country on planned date”

  1. Gee, Nov 15 sounds like a really good day for official national mourning for the death of all those “generals.” Needless to say, it would be criminally disrespectful to demonstrate on the same day, no?

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