Must-Watch: Women Lead Pro-Democracy Protest in Havana

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Last month, two European journalists were detained in Cuba after taping a protest in Havana by the opposition group, Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU).

The journalists, Jaana Kanninen and Jessica Stolzmann, worked for Finland National TV and Radio (YLE).

On February 3rd, they stumbled upon a protest by UNPACU's Sonia de la Caridad González Mejías and Melkis Faure Hechavarría.

Both activists were standing on a corner yelling "Down with the dictatorship!", "Down with Raul Castro!", "Respect the People!", "We Want Change!" and "Respect the Opposition!"

Note how the crowds gathered around them in curiosity and solidarity. Then, minutes later, state security arrived on the scene telling people to scream "Viva Fidel!"

The European journalists began taping the protest -- and were consequently arrested and expelled.

Needless to say, the two UNPACU activists were also arrested.

Click below (or here) to watch the protest: