Dissident women are confronted by crowd
- Submitted by: manso
- 02 / 28 / 2011
Between 100 and 200 pro-government demonstrators surrounded about 20 Ladies in White on a Havana street on Sunday, foreign journalists reported.
"Get out, you pack of worms, this street belongs to Fidel," the demonstrators shouted at the women, who were marching through the Vedado district as they do every Sunday to seek their relatives' release from prison.
The pro-government crowd also turned on the second secretary at the U.S. Interests Section, Lowell Dale Lawton, who was following the women's march at a distance.
"Come pick up your rats!" the demonstrators chanted at the U.S. diplomat, according to Agence France-Presse. After several hours, the police separated the two groups and took the women to their homes in buses.
The clash came one day after state TV broadcast a program that said the Ladies in White were paid by the U.S. government to disrupt the social order.