Police arrest delegation of the Greek-Cuban Friendship Association outside U.S. embassy

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February 22, 2012

Another unacceptable incident of the repression and intimidation against the movement took place on Monday 20/2, when the police brought 7 members of the Greek-Cuban Association of Friendship and Solidarity to the General Police Directorate of Attica. The delegation of the Association, headed by the President Nikos Karandreas, had gone to the US Embassy to protests and to hand over a resolution of solidarity with the Cuban 5, demanding their immediate release.

Without any provocation the police arrested the militants. This was the first time this had happened after many similar protests which had been carried out in the past. After the intense protests of mass organizations and the political intervention of the KKE, those who had been arrested were set free.

The statement issued by the Greek-Cuban Associations stressed that: “This is not an isolated incident. It is part of the policy of repression which is being implemented by the anti-people government against the working class, people’s movement”. A similar denunciation was issued by the Greek Committee For International Democratic Solidarity (EEDDA).

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