HAVANA TIMES – Cuban activists and independent journalists on Tuesday accused police of preventing them from attending a protest against the killing of a black man by security forces, reported dpa news.
Dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer and the artists Tania Bruguera and Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara were arrested upon leaving their homes, their families and friends told dpa.
Journalist Monica Baro said on Facebook that two police officers were watching her home. Her colleague Abraham Jimenez Enoa said on Twitter that he had been placed under house arrest to prevent him from reporting on the protest.
Opposition activists had called a rally in central Havana to protest the death of 27-year-old Hansel Ernesto Hernandez who was suspected of theft and shot dead by police last week.
The government said police acted in self-defence after Hernandez stoned them.
But the opposition has questioned that version and says there is racist police abuse in the Caribbean country.