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Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party

Activists Denounce Held During Child’s Birthday Party
/ 14ymedio

Posted on November 30, 2014
This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against
members of the Network of Community Journalists and Communicators in the
eastern city of Manzanillo.

According to reports by those to whom this newspaper had access,
Leonardo Cancio had organized the celebration in his home for the
birthday of a six-year old nephew and invited his colleagues from the
Network.

From the day before he could see around his home several women who the
activists say were convened by State Security to communicate to them
that they would not permit “a party for children organized by the
counter-revolution,” and also they visited neighbors’ houses to warn
them not to send their children to said activity.

From early hours a crowd, calculated at some three hundred individuals
by the members of the Network, surrounded Cancio’s house in order to
impede access by the invitees. Nevertheless, some activists like Tania
de la Torre, accompanied by her daughter and granddaughter, managed to
arrive in advance. De la Torre explains that “the State Security agents
called Alexis and Julio” on seeing them come out of the house “pushed us
against the crowd” where they would have received blows and threats of
future reprisals.

In statements offered to 14ymedio by Martha , leader of
this group of independent journalists, the remarked, “That is
the Cuba that the Spanish Chancellor Margallo comes to visit, where
are trampled unceremoniously.”

Translated by MLK

Source: Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s
Birthday Party / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –

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