Call for the release of detainees in Cuba
In this afternoon's demonstrations in Havana, Frank García Hernández was arrested, among other members of the Cuban left.
This afternoon the Cuban people took to the streets. A people who were not called by any organization other than the acute economic crisis facing Cuba and the government’s inability to handle the situation. Cuba took to the streets with the ambiguous slogan “Homeland and life”, but they took to the streets with more than a slogan, they took to the streets to demand real socialism from the government. Those on the streets were not only artists and intellectuals, this time it was the people in their broadest diversity.
This article by Comunistas blog does not seek to analyse the situation in Cuba. It seeks to denounce the violent detention of the demonstrators, to denounce that this time the repressive forces of the state were on the opposite side, that they used pepper spray and all available means to repress Cubans, This note is a demand for the freedom of all the detainees and in particular against the arbitrary detention of Frank García Hernández, Cuban historian and Marxist. Against the detention of Leonardo Romero Negrín, a young socialist student of physics at the University of Havana. Against the arrest of Maykel González Vivero, director of Tremenda Nota, a fringe magazine. Against the arrest of Marcos Antonio Pérez Fernández, a pre-university student. Freedom for all those violently arrested on this black afternoon that Cuba will not forget. Comunistas appeal to the solidarity of the international Marxist community and also to the conscience of the Cuban government. This time it is about a people who need answers and dialogue.
It is about a civil society that does not want annexation, but wants to participate and decide the destiny of its nation. Communist Blog condemns the repression and says enough to the bureaucracy.
11 July 2021
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