Cuba: Ladies in White arrested
Cuba, September 5, 2011
As it was reported by Laura Pollan to Europa Press, “About 16 ladies in white and support women and families of political prisoners were arrested Sunday in the provinces of Havana and Matanzas, located in northwestern Cuba, as they marched toward different churches to attend mass.”
In the town of Columbus, state security agents arrested the leader of ‘The Ladies in White “, Laura Pollan and six other women when they went to church. The activists tried to resist but officers introduced them in the patrols.
Pollan declared, “They have said us that we should not go there, but we resisted. I’ve thrown to the ground in protest and they have pulled me to get up. I think they have injured me because it hurts so much my right shoulder.”
Ernesto Samper, one of the security officers of Havana, was who moved to the leader of the Ladies in White.
In addition, Cuban security forces arrested nine other women belonging to this organization, six in the municipality of Cardenas, located in Matanzas, and three in the capital.