Las Damas de Blanco arrestadas horas antes de la llegada de ObamaLas autoridades cubanas arrestaron a barios miembros de Las Damas de Blanco mientras protestaban hoy Domingo en la tarde. Las protestantes fueron arrastradas por varios funcionarios de la policía cubana y alejadas del lugar donde tomo lugar dicha protesta. Los arrestos tomaron lugar en solo unas horas de la llegada histórica del Presidente Obama a la isla caribeña.Ladies in White dragged off by Cuban government run police as they protested hours before President Obama arrivedCuban authorities arrested several members of the Ladies in White as they demonstrated in Havana Sunday afternoon. Protesters were dragged away by Cuban Government police from the protest site. The arrests happened just hours before President Obama landed on the island for a historic visit to the island.
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As Obama pals around with Raul Castro, is he going to address the multiple human rights issue that plague the communist country? These protesters wanted to make sure they were heard, but Obama gave them the cold shoulder.
HAVANA — Just hours before President Obama landed Sunday in Cuba for his historic visit to the communist island, Cuban authorities arrested more than 50 dissidents who were marching to demand improved human rights.
Members of the group, known as the Ladies in White, are used to the routine. They march each Sunday after Mass at a church in a suburb of Havana called Miramar and usually get arrested and detained for hours or days.
Despite dozens of international reporters in town for Obama’s trip, the group was quickly rounded up in buses and police cars.
“For us, it’s very important that we do this so President Obama knows that there are women here fighting for the liberty of political prisoners,” Soler said before being arrested. “And he needs to know that we are here being repressed simply for exercising our right to express ourselves and manifest in a non-violent way.”
The White House has said that Obama will meet with a group of dissidents on Tuesday, but several have said they’re unsure whether they’ll be able to attend.
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