After canceling a gay rights parade for fear it would spark protests, Cuba’s socialist dictatorship forbid any independent marches by gay rights activists on the island. Some of the activists did not heed the warning and paid a heavy price for their defiance of the socialist dictatorship.
Far from the progressive fantasy of equality and freedom for all, this is what real socialism looks like.
#CUBA: This is one of the arrests as crowd made their way yo #Malecón. This is reportedly Oscar Casanella. He called them “abusers” as he was taken by force away from cameras. #LGBT March in #Havana started peacefully and ended in conflict. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/0X96VptIlS
— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) May 11, 2019