Ladies in White: The Peaceful March Against Repression in Cuba and Online
20 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2012
Date Written: July 2011
The Ladies in White, also known as “Las Damas de Blanco,” are a dissident group of women in Cuba who engage in forms of civil disobedience in opposition to Fidel and Raul Castro’s regime. The Ladies organized in 2003, after their loved ones were unjustly incarcerated for political dissidence. On March 17, 2010, one of their peaceful marches ended abruptly when Cuban government officials violently removed them from the streets of Havana. This short article discusses the origins of the Ladies in White, their mission, the events of March 17, 2010, and how the rise of the Internet has created a more global awareness of dissident groups, like the Ladies in White, and their cause.
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