Ladies in White

Police Warn Eliecer Avila That Somos+ Convention Will Not be Allowed /
14ymedio
Posted on January 11, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 11 January 2016 – The repressive actions against the
Cuban opposition were repeated this Sunday across the country. It is
estimated that more than 200 activists were arrested, according to
independent reports. The police also arrested Eliecer Avila, the leader
of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement, and warned him that they would not
allow the annual convention of his organization, planned for 14 January,
to be held.

In Havana, the Ladies in White marched as they do every Sunday on Fifth
Avenue, in the west of the capital city, accompanied on this occasion by
two dozen activists. At the end of the pilgrimage they were violently
arrested, according to testimony from witnesses at the scene.

In the east of the country, the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU)
reported dozens of arrests of its members when they tried to reach the
sanctuary of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, in Santiago de Cuba. The
general coordinator of the organization, Jose Daniel Ferrer, had warned
that they would be “protesting the assaults by the repressive forces to
stop activities for children.”

Several dissident groups suffered searches of their homes and
confiscations associated with 6 January, the Day of the Three Kings – a
day before the Revolution when Cuban children received gifts for
Christmas. Toys, treats and audio equipment were seized by the police in
different areas of the country to avoid the celebrations organized by
activists for children in their neighborhoods.

Source: Police Warn Eliecer Avila That Somos+ Convention Will Not be
Allowed / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –
translatingcuba.com/police-warn-eliecer-avila-that-somos-convention-will-not-be-allowed-14ymedio/

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