• Guess Why Castro Regime Beats, Arrests Protesters Now?

    Cuban security forces arrested over 100 activists on Sunday in Havana, just days ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected visit to the new American embassy on communist island-nation.

    Cuban government forces rounded up and arrested 40 activists wearing masks with the image of President Barack Obama, according to Agence France-Presse. More than 50 protestors affiliated with “Ladies in White,” a group founded by the wives of jailed dissidents, were also arrested.

    The groups were protesting Raúl Castro’s dictatorship and President Obama triggering a “normalization” process that will allow Castro to do business with American companies without demanding the communist regime conform to international human rights standards. Protesters took to the streets wearing masks of President Obama in protest.

    Former political prisoner Angel Moya, attributes President Obama’s normalization efforts to the crackdowns on dissidents and free expression.

    “It’s his fault, what is happening,” said former political prisoner Angel Moya, speaking about Obama.

    “The Cuban government has grown even bolder,” he added before being detained. “That’s why we have this mask on. Because it’s his fault.”

    An independent Cuban journalist, Yusnaby Pérez, published photos of women beaten by Cuban police during the protest.

    Sonia Garro, a member of the Ladies in White group, can be seen bleeding on her shoulder and chest, with deep scratches on her arms. Her whereabouts are currently unknown after being taken away by police.

    Kerry maintains that diplomatic relations are an absolute necessity despite the recent wave of crackdowns.

    “I mean, we had diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union; we had diplomatic relations with then-called Red China. We have to have relationships with countries to do business, and American citizens get hurt when we don’t do that,” Kerry said in an interview with NPR last month.

    Kerry visits Havana Friday, the first trip to Cuba by a Secretary of State since 1945, will.

    His visit, marking a historical change to decades of U.S. policy towards Cuba, will include a ceremony at the newly-minted embassy in Havana.

    Cuba is the only one-party Communist-ruled nation in the Americas.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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