According to Diario de Cuba, performance artist Tania Bruguera participated last Sunday “during the weekly meeting of the Ladies in White at the end of their peaceful march down Fifth Avenue in Havana,” confirmed by Ladies in White leader Berta Soler.

Soler explained that Bruguera made an “act of presence” during the weekly reunion to “thank us for our concern” in regards to the repression that she and other activists suffered on December 30th of last year “when the regime wanted to avoid the realization of their [artistic] performance in the Plaza of the Revolution.”

The leader of the Ladies in White said the gesture by Bruguera “has been very good” because it is positive that a “famous woman, an artist…is conscious about our struggle.”

Bruguera, who had to leave Cuba on January 7th, remains on the island because “the regime withdrew her passport and maintains charges including resistance and inciting public disorder.”

The censorship of her performance #YoTambienExijo has led to other actions and campaigns like the internet campaign #UnDiaParaCuba, which consists of one-minute videos published on social media with various demands for the [Cuban] regime.

Berta Soler explained that “the Ladies in White will support this campaign and send one-minute videos for the campaign, as have members of fellow human rights activist group, the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) recently.”

To read the original article (Spanish), click here.

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