Cuba Police Clamp Down On Gay Rights Activists

A number of gay rights activists have been arrested after clashing with Police at an unauthorized pride march in Cuba’s capital, Havana.

Saturday’s event followed the unexpected cancellation by the communist authorities of the country’s 12th Annual March Against Homophobia.

Activists condemned the move and then organised their own demonstration, largely through social media.

On Saturday, more than 100 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital.

Some said they were subjected to violence after they were stopped by plainclothes security officers.

At least three activists participating in the gay parade in Havana were detained.

Cuba holds events around this time every year ahead of the International Day against homophobia on 17 May.

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