The massive demonstrations in Cuba that began on Sunday against the established system in the country are beginning to have important consequences on the citizens of Havana, mainly. The Government has armored the capital and at this time the police are patrolling the streets without rest. In addition, the authorities have limited Internet access. This decision was taken at the beginning of the protests and has not yet been lifted, nor has it been announced when it will be lifted.

Meanwhile, relatives and different organizations denounce the detention of at least a hundred people. “They put his head against the ground, they covered his mouth and I don’t know anything about him”, denounces a woman who does not know the whereabouts of one of her relatives after demonstrating last Sunday.

Among the detainees is the correspondent of the Spanish newspaper ‘ABC’ in Cuba, who was intercepted by the agents when she was leaving her house to carry out a personal errand with her father. She will now be prosecuted for crimes against State Security like all those who are suspected by the regime.

With the Internet service cut off on the island and the constant police presence in the streets, it is difficult to know the situation in the country at the moment. It seems to be relatively calm because few people dare to leave their homes at night. The digital blackout is nothing more than a measure to prevent Cubans from broadcasting videos that show police reprisals. Even so, some do slip through and it can be seen how agents are repressing the demonstrators and even threatening them with weapons.

The activists denounce that several young people are being forcibly recruited to confront the rebels in the streets although, for its part, the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel denies any type of repression and continues without providing official data on the arrests.

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