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Cuba cracks down on dissent ahead of protest march

BBC News

November 15, 2021

A Cuban man who had organised pro-democracy rallies to take place on Monday has been blocked from leaving his home by state security agents.

Security forces surrounded Yunior García’s home and those of other leading activists on Sunday.

The ruling Communist party has banned the protests, which it says are a US-backed attempt at overthrowing the government.

Hundreds of people were arrested following protests in July.

Unauthorised public gatherings are illegal in Cuba and those who turn out to march risk being jailed.

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