HAVANA TIMES, April 12 — The Police in the Cuban capital blocked the weekly march of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) on Sunday reported IPS news service. The women are carrying out an ongoing protest demanding the release of their husbands and relatives which they claim are held as political prisoners.
The Cuban government routinely accuses the prisoners as well as the “Ladies” for receiving funds from the US government in its attempt to undermine the Cuban Revolution.
The march was to take place from the Santa Rita Church along the scenic Fifth Avenue in the upscale Miramar district of Havana. IPS noted that the women were taken to their homes in a bus.
Meanwhile on Saturday, the Cuban government organized two outdoor concerts —one in Santiago de Cuba and the other in Havana— as rallies of support for its defense of what it sees as a “media war” against the island.