Gloria Estefan to Lead March in Support of Cuban Dissidents
The Ladies in White, or Damas de Blanco, are the wives and relatives of jailed Cuban dissidents. They marched on the Capitol last Wednesday to protest the seventh anniversary of the Black Spring crackdown, during which their relatives were jailed. Demonstrators were dressed in white to symbolize peace, but police brutally broke up the protest. Calling the women "worms" and shouting "Viva Fidel!" cops grabbed some ladies by the hair and forcibly dragged them to a bus.