Activists hold 25 minute vigil outside Cuban embassy in D.C. in memory of ’13 de Marzo’ Tugboat Massacre victims

Via the Free Cuba Foundation:

25 minute silent vigil to protest 25 years of justice denied for 37 Cuban victims of the “13 de Marzo” massacre

To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” – Elie Wiesel, Night

On Wednesday, July 10th at 8:00pm Cuban dissidents Rosa Maria Payá Acevedo, Sirley Ávila León together with former political prisoners Basilio Guzmán, Raudel Bringas and Cuban exiles Frank Calzon, Mario Felix Lleonart, Yoaxis Marcheco and their daughter, and several other civil society activists carried out a 25 minute silent vigil to protest 25 years of justice denied for 37 Cuban victims of the “13 de Marzo” massacre.

The vigil commenced with Reverend Mario Feliz Lleonart leading the vigil participants in a prayer for justice and concluded 25 minutes later with another prayer.

We gathered at 8:00pm and were joined by others until 8:30pm and a short time later began the 25 minute silent vigil. While we waited to start passersby asked us about the posters we carried and why we were in front of the Cuban embassy.

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