Despite Official Threats, Cuban Artist's Rights Performance Will Continue #YoTambienExijo

Monday, December 29, 2014
Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has organized a performance whereby Cubans will be given an opportunity to publicly demand their rights.

It's called #YoTambienExijo (#IAlsoDemand).

The concept is very simple:

An open microphone will be placed in Havana's Revolutionary Square at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 30th.

Everyone will have a right to speak at the microphone for one minute to demand their rights -- no insults, violence or profanity.

(A simultaneous performance is scheduled at Miami's Freedom Tower. Same date, time and format.)

Yesterday, the Castro regime warned Bruguera that she will suffer "legal and personal consequences" if she proceeds with this performance.

Another Cuban artist, Danilo Maldonado (known as "El Sexto") remains imprisoned since Christmas Day for scheduling another visual arts performance, in which he was going to release two pigs onto the streets with the names "Fidel" and "Raul" painted on them. He now faces charges of "disobedience."

We demand their right to be heard.

Does the Obama Administration?