About 70 Ladies in White and Activists Arrested Sunday

March of the Ladies in White on Sunday June 21 in Havana. (14ymedio)
March of the Ladies in White on Sunday June 21 in Havana. (14ymedio)

This Sunday has led to the arrest of forty Ladies in White and thirty activists, at the conclusion of their usual march on 5th Avenue in the Havana neighborhood of Miramar.

After Mass in the church of Santa Rita, the Ladies in White gathered together with several activists in Gandhi park. There,  a composition by the rocker Gorki Aguila, that pays tribute to these women and their human rights movement was heard from the speakers of a car.

Gorki Aguila told 14ymedio the song that just premiered, was produced in the studios of La Paja Records, managed by the group Porno for Ricardo. In addition to the melody of a cello, the musical theme includes strings, guitar, bass, drums and a solo by Aguila himself.

According to the artist “the intention was to give the Ladies another song, to encourage other artists to make works of art dedicated to them, they deserve it.”

The renowned musician was taken to the so-called Vivac de Calabazar prison with Jorge Moya, Jorge Luis Antunez, Claudio Fuentes, Egberto Escobedo and Antonio Gonzalez Rodiles, among others. The women may have been transferred to a detention center in Tarara, east of Havana, where they are routinely detained.

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