The organizers of the civic march for change are not scared before the threats of the revolution. After several hours of debate and different proposals, the collective archipelago agreed the advancement of the national protest by November 15, five days before initially expected.
In this way, the conveners would avoid the three days of military exercises decreed by the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel, including the celebration of the National Defense Day, imposed on November 20.
The request with the changes was immediately delivered to the National Assembly of Popular Power, since so daring initiative, the first of scale after the social outbreak of July 11, is based on article 56 of the new Cuban Constitution. "It seems totally irresponsible to generate any event that provokes a violent confrontation between Cubans. Our goal with the march continues to be to manifest ourselves against violence, so that all rights for all Cubans are respected, for the liberation of political prisoners and so that Our differences are resolved through democratic and peaceful ways, "says the statement.
On November 15, it also coincides with the opening of the island for international tourism after the progress made in the fight against the pandemic. "Mark a line of prudence that we wanted to respect," highlights the conveners, who have asked the demonstrators to wear white clothes to confirm the peaceful male of manifestations.
"We assume the change of date. The important and fundamental is the exercise of citizen rights," replied the Council for the Democratic Transition in Cuba (CTDC), currently headed by Marthadela Tamayo, since its president, José Daniel Ferrer, is one of the detainees during the protests of the 11J. The CTDC has been added from the first moment to the call of the Archipelago collective.
Cuban prisons have been filled with political prisoners in recent weeks. According to the calculations of Prisoners Defenders, the NGO that attends Cuban political prisoners, in the last 12 months a historical record has beated when the figure and 525 prisoners, of which are still maintained in prisons 442. Among them, The organization has confirmed so far 288 linked to 11J, despite the obscurantism that presides over the repressive maneuvers of the Castro Revolution.
"If more than a thousand people have already joined, we could not suspend," recognized the dramatist Yunior García Aguilera, who left the idea of the march. The collective response was known during a virtual press conference that suffered cuts on the telephone lines and the Internet of the participants.
"It does not matter that they block us, they spend their lives talking about the blockade. They block their citizens and there is no worse blockade than the internal blockade each citizen in this country. They who spend the life talking about David against the Goliat, and they are behaving like an abusive and despotal Goliath, which walks with military boots and wants to crush citizens who do not think about them, "the dramatist protested during his intervention, who even dared to make a call to the International Left, "which is usually accomplice and that behaves in a hypocritical manner, and tell them that there are no dictatorships of right or left, good or bad, there are dictatorships. And to all of them, be the sign that they are, must be opposed in This world. Not a more dictatorship, is already enough! "
Oppositors, dissidents and Cuban activists received with indignation the public and manifest support of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Diaz-Canel. In the Central American country, thousands of cubans of the island live exiled.Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 12:01