Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Open Defiance

The Ladies in White decided they will not cooperate with the tyranny and in an act of open defiance to the government conducted their traditional march this past Sunday. The government had forbiddent political demonstrations during the NOAL Summit (Non-Aligned), but the Ladies in White had other plans.
"If we accept everything they (the government) order, then we would have to accept the imprisonment of our husbands....It is the necessary that the world knows that we do not agree with those situations (prohibitions); in all countries, even during summits, there are places where people can manifest and protest and petition what they want." Laura Pollan, Ladies in White activist and wife of dissident Hector Maceda who is serving a 20 year sentence.
You can read the story here, in Spanish.

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