Cuban police marked the coronation of new dictator Raúl "Little Brother" Castro on Sunday by manhandling a group of dissidents trying to mark the anniversaries of two much more significant events in Cuban history, the Grito de Baire in 1895 and the murder of the four Brothers to the Rescue in 1996. The marchers were led by former political prisoner Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez,” who since his release last year has refused to back down from his opposition to the dictatorship, or to call out those think something has really changed on the island.
“That is the change that Raúl Castro’s regime keeps talking about. That is the change that perhaps some gullible people who visit our country and play the dictatorship’s game have been fooled to believe in. That is the change they speak of: the beatings; the beatings to innocent men and women. Don’t think that with these beatings and arrests, this government will carry-out any changes. On the 24th, while Raúl Castro prepared his assembly and his electoral farce, we, the opposition, were in another province and will continue expanding our civil resistance acts,” Antúnez said.
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