Tuesday, February 22, 2011
PRESS STATEMENT FROM "POR EL LEVANTAMIENTO POPULAR EN CUBA"
PRESS STATEMENT FROM "POR EL LEVANTAMIENTO POPULAR EN CUBA" ("FOR THE POPULAR UPRISING IN CUBA") FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
.by Por el levantamiento popular en Cuba on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6:31pm.
Please note that during the days of 21 to 26 February, will be performed a variety ofindividual and collective manifestations throughout the world (see list here: >http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=156452414409238
Throughout these days will be displayed in a peaceful manner, the support of Cuban exile to the protests to be held in Cuba around the same time, through this week, and namely on the 23rd - one-year anniversary of the death of the political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo.
The initiative "For the popular uprising in Cuba" appeared in FACEBOOKhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Por-el-levantamiento-popular-en-Cuba/173839132658920 and count with more than 3900 followers (by February 20) in several countries and has resulted in the organization of a wave of protests incities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, Paris, Portland, Washington, Miami, Tampa, Los Angeles, Alberta Canada and several other countries, including Cubancities we for obvious reasons did not quote, except Havana, where we have received confirmation of time and place for the protests against the Cuban dictatorship, in sharp challenge to the regime's repressive forces.
We insist on the entirely peaceful nature of the protests although it is likely to produce violent reactions from Cuban officials used to suppress with force any activity for the freedom of Cuba and they have demonstrated this on several occasions at the consulates in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and Norway; last year the Cuban Vice Consul bit a young demonstrator in Sweden.
We inform you our determination to exercise our right to manifest for the end of the oldest dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere, which consistently violates human rights and keep in prison journalists and dissidents, despite the best efforts of the EU to help to bring democracy to Cuba.
We ask everybody to cover these activities and help us to follow these days of protests.