The political police of the Cuban regime brutally beat a pregnant woman while standing in line to buy food. The new act of violence against Cuban civil society was recorded in the videos that were broadcast through social networks.
The recording shows how the police intervened, generating more violence, in a line of people waiting to buy food in the town of Managua, in the southern part of the province of Havana.
Acá otro de los videos que se han publicado. pic.twitter.com/DmzxeJc5Ok— Yannis Estrada (@YannisEst) July 16, 2022
In the midst of the uproar, caused by the desperation of the citizens to obtain food, the officers of the Castro dictatorship intervened brutally attacking those present, among them a woman who was pregnant and who was thrown to the ground by the police.
The assault on the woman generated greater indignation among those present, who tried to defend her by confronting the officials.
According to the publications on social networks, the only means used by Cubans to inform themselves due to the censorship of the regime, the policemen also fired tear gas and threatened those present with their weapons.
In the images you can also see how several people confronted the officials to defend the affected woman. Among those who come to intervene are a woman, who was also attacked by the officials and a young man who is thrown to the ground and beaten by the police while defending himself.
According to reports, the pregnant woman was injured and was taken to a health center to be treated. Also, some users pointed out that she would have lost the baby.
The lines to buy food in Cuba are a constant due to the severe shortage of products that exists in the country. Discontent over this type of situation, as well as the difficulties that citizens face on a daily basis, such as censorship, failures in basic services and the internet, have caused many people to start protests in the streets of different locations on the island.
This week, a new day of protests took place last Thursday night in Cuba, both in Parque Curita in Havana and in the province of Pinar del Rio, after the inhabitants of the town of Los Palacios spent several hours without electric service.
Protesters took to the streets banging saucepans and shouting slogans against the Miguel Díaz-Canel regime.
In images that circulated through social networks, people can be seen in the dark streets complaining about the lack of service. A requirement that adds to the precarious quality of life that the citizens of the island lead, with poor Internet, lack of individual freedoms, scarcity of products and services of all kinds.
The Cuban regime has deployed thousands of police and plainclothes agents throughout the country for fear of a repeat revolt like the one that occurred on July 11 last year. That day, what seemed impossible happened on an island tightly controlled by the repressive apparatus of the dictatorship: thousands of Cubans spontaneously came out to complain about an already unsustainable cost of living, in addition to the constant political persecution of anyone who dissents against the model. communist implemented by the Castros for more than 60 years and the lack of individual freedoms of people. It started little by little. But suddenly it exploded.
The report A year without justice: patterns of state violence against protesters of 11J, made by the NGOs Cubalex and Justicia 11J, reflects that a total of 1,484 people were arrested, of which 701, aged between 12 and 68, still remain behind bars.