Cacerolazos continue in Cuba, now in Las Tunas for the second night in a row

Cacerolazos continue in Cuba, now in Las Tunas for the second night in a row

A total of 23 people remain detained in Cuba for participating in the latest cacerolazos. According to the figures updated by Justice 11J This Tuesday, since September 29, 52 people have been arrested for going out to protest, mainly due to the return of the current due to the scheduled power cuts.

Since these demonstrations began, on June 14, there have been 152 detainees, which, together with those of July 11, 2021, amount “at least”, specifies the legal platform, to 1,753 (counting those who have been released).

Justice 11J highlights the cases of Ovidio Martín Luna, Milena González Martín and Sulaine Almenares Videaux, arrested this Monday for demonstrating on Sunday night in the cast of Vista Hermosain Santiago de Cuba.

Almenarez Videaux, activist of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unpacu) and mother of two children aged 6 and 3 and a 9-month-old baby, was taken to the detention center with them, according to several activists. in social networks.

According to his wife, quoted by the organization, “he is being investigated for possession of three pounds of meat from one of his horses.”

In Aguada de Pasajeros (Cienfuegos), also highlights Justice 11J, Carlos Rolando Gómez Rosell, arrested for the demonstration on October 12, has been beaten by the police and is on a hunger strike. According to his wife, cites the organization, he “is being investigated for possession of three pounds of meat from one of his horses.”

Despite the repression, Cubans continue to rebel against the government. This Monday was, for the second consecutive night, in Las Tunas, which until now had been one of the least rebellious provinces.

In a video shared on social networks, you can hear, in the dark, the noise of shouting and pots ringing. The protest occurred, according to users, in the Buena Vista neighborhood. In another, it is observed how the crowd, elderly people and children included, verbally confronts the authorities, who are crying out for the lack of light. “How long does the tooth last?” asks a neighbor, who asserts: “We are going to claim our rights: power, food, water.”

Until October 15, the independent platform Inventory Project already has pickups 200 protests since July 14, when blackouts began to be daily.

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