Mobs organized and made up by police agents of the Cuban regime carried out a violent attack against pro-freedom dissidents, members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), in Altamira, Santiago de Cuba, on July 18th, 2013.
The violence occurred after several public demonstrations in the area demanding the release of all political prisoners and in solidarity with the everyday people.
State Security organized paramilitary mobs to surround the homes of activists in Altamira, throwing rocks, bottles, and shouting verbal offenses as well as arresting and beating various demonstrators.
One of the people who suffered the worst repression was Marina Paz, a member of the Ladies in White. She was kicked, dragged, robbed and even stripped of her clothing by the State mobs. A video published on the YouTube channel of UNPACU and narrated by ex political prisoner Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia displays the moment of the aggressions (See minute 1:30):
But we can also witness another factor in the video, and that is that dissidents have responded with more activism out on the streets. Don’t take my word for it. The images speak for themselves.