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Cuba dissident identifies papal Mass protester

Cuba dissident identifies papal Mass protester

A leading Cuban dissident is identifying the man who yelled anti-government slogans just before a Mass celebrated by a visiting Pope Benedict XVI, and says he is still in custody.
Jose Daniel Ferrer says the protester's name is Andres Carrion Alvarez. He identifies him as a 38-year-old resident of Santiago, the eastern city where the ceremony was held Monday.
Ferrer is the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba opposition group in Santiago.
The man shouted "Down with the Revolution! Down with the dictatorship!" near journalists and was quickly escorted away.
Ferrer said Friday that Carrion was being held at the Versalles police station in Santiago. Other dissidents were attempting to contact his family.


Updated : 2021-10-22 07:27 GMT+08:00