The Ladies in White Rock Cuba
By Coalition of Cuban American Women on August 31, 2011
[While the world is focused on the dramatic events rocking Syria and Libya, a much smaller revolt is occurring in Cuba. Last week four women did the unthinkable by holding a protest at the Capitol building against Castro. The women are part of a group called the Ladies in White that has been peacefully demonstrating for the release of political prisoners and enduring brutal attacks by security forces. But this time when the police turned up, something funny happened. Mary Anastasia O’Grady recounts the incident and the group’s struggle at The Coalition of Cuban-American Women.--Mona]
Amazingly, the large crowd watching shouted for him to leave them alone. Eventually uniformed agents carried them off. But the incident, caught on video, is evidence of a new chapter in Cuban history, and it is being written by women.