Cuba: Regime launches crackdown ahead of protest march

Source: Yahoo! News

“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 Garcia’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. … A number of Cuban journalists reported having been told not to leave their homes on Monday. The Spanish news agency Efe said that the Cuban government withdrew press credentials from five of its journalists. Two were later reinstated but the Spanish government is demanding that all of Efe’s staff in Cuba have their credentials returned to them.” (11/15/21)