Castro mobs violently attack the Ladies in White

Castro mobs violently attack the Ladies in White

Havana : Cuba | Aug 19, 2011 at 2:39 PM PDT
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Laura Pollan, leader of Ladies in White opposition group, talks at her home in Havana

On Thursday, a mob organized by the Cuban government ran nearly 50 women members and supporters of the Ladies in White in what a spokesman described as the most violent reaction against women's organization in Havana since the Catholic Church prayed for Earlier this year she pasado.Berta Soler, a spokesman for the group, said the mob hit, kicked and spat at women, halándoles hair and some clothing were broken to thereby block a protest march that looked similar attacks the female group in the east of the country over the past four weeks.Several of the 47 women who were attacked reported to have suffered bruises but none required medical attention, Soler reported by telephone from his home in the capital cubana.Laura Pollan, leader of the Ladies in White, said the women left their home to make a protest against the violence continues against members and supporters in Santiago de Cuba, but only walked a block when they themselves were attacked with fury.The confrontation was the worst of its kind that happens in Havana since spring 2010, when Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino interceded with the government to end the violent attacks that took place when the group held its usual protest march on Sunday, said Soler. "This was an act of extreme violence by the government," said Soler, who then added that harassment against members and supporters of the Damas de Blanco, calling for the release of all prisoners policy-has increased dangerously from diciembre.Los Cuban dissidents have said that government repression has grown throughout the island this year.The Human Rights activists speculate that the government wants to show that it is tough at times trying to implement reforms to change the country's economy.

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Members of the Ladies in White Cuban opposition group Laura Pollan (R) and Berta Soler (L)
Members of the Ladies in White Cuban opposition group Laura Pollan (R) and Berta Soler (L)
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