#ElSexto Demonstrates With Cuba's Ladies in White, Is Re-Arrested

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado ("El Sexto") joined The Ladies in White today during their Sunday march (#TodosMarchamos), in order to thank them for their courageous advocacy on his behalf.

El Sexto was released from prison last week after serving 10 months, without trial or charges, for drawing the names "Fidel" and "Raul" on two pigs, as part of an artistic performance.

Every Sunday, The Ladies in White, a pro-democracy group composed of the mothers, wives, daughters and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners, demonstrated for El Sexto's release, along with that of other innocent Cubans.

Yet ironically, over 120 Cuban dissidents were arrested today for demonstrating as part of #TodosMarchamos, including El Sexto himself.

El Sexto has referred to The Ladies in White as "the most courageous women in Cuba."

Below is an image of El Sexto with some of The Ladies in White today, prior to their peaceful demonstration and arrest.