Successful demonstration of the
Cuban Memorial at the seat of the dictatorship
Cuban exiles display the image of the Cuban Memorial in front of the
Castro guard in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C., Saturday February 25,
2006. Total success describes the event supported by the Organizing
Committee of the Cuban Memorial.
The peaceful act of protest and denunciation fulfilled its main goal.
Different forms of press media, television, radio, and newsprint both
English and Spanish, were present where a group of Cuban activists
unfolded a large placard with a gigantic panoramic photo showing more
than 10,000 crosses representing victims of the Cuban dictatorship
throughout the last forty-seven years. They also carried symbolic white
crosses and Cuban flags.
Cuban activists Eng. César Alarcón and Ernesto Díaz (writer and
ex-political prisoner) were escorted by members of the secret service
and the metropolitan police during the event as they tried to hand over
to the representatives of the dictatorship in Washington, the more than
10,000 documented names of victims. They had to push aside by force a
group of contra-demonstrators made up mainly of homeless from the area
and Latin American immigrants Communist sympathizers ordered and paid by
the office of Cuban Interests in Washington as they blocked the access
to the door of the embassy with the main objective to prevent its
The representatives of the Cuban regime did not respond to the call of
the Cuban activists at their door, discrediting themselves before the
international press that were present and could corroborate this unusual
Once again it was demonstrated to the world the insensibility of the
present government of Cuba and its "diplomatic body", that is equally
responsible and accomplices of these murders and disappearances.
With patriotic pride the Cuban Memorial every year reminds the world of
the photo gallery here.