Cuban playwright-turned-activist takes on the government for basic rights

Posted by on November 12, 2021 5:15 am
Categories: Global Stories

The Communist party has banned the planned string of pro-democracy protests, saying they are an overthrow attempt

The Cuban playwright Yunior García has shot to fame over the past year, but not because of his art. The 39-year old has become the face of Archipelago, a largely online opposition group which is planning a string of pro-democracy marches across the island on Monday.

The Communist party has banned the protests – which coincide with the reopening of the country after 20 months of coronavirus lockdowns – arguing that they are a US-backed attempt to overthrow the government.

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