Wednesday, August 5, 2009

15 years later, people still remember "El Maleconazo"

The watershed event known as "El Maleconazo" today marks it's 15th anniversary.

15 years ago today, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in the section of Old Havana where the ocean wall of El Malecón runs along the sidewalk.

It was the first time a civic uprising of this sort had ever been seen in Castro's Havana. Police forces responded immediately and arrested an estimated 700 civilians.

The following is a news clip showing shown the day of the uprising.

Many peaceful demonstrations will be happening today to
commemorate this day. If you would like to participate, see the
times and locations (in Miami) below.

The Assembly of Resistance (part of the Yo No Coopero Campaign):

  • 8 p.m. at the Monumento a la Brigada 2506 (8 St. and 13 Ave.) in Little Havana

    8 p.m. at La Carreta Restaurant (Bird Road and 87 Ave.) in Westcher

    8 p.m. at the Westland Mall parking lot (49 St. and 16 Ave.) in Hialeah

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