Thursday, October 28

Who is Luis Robles, the young man who has been imprisoned for almost four months in Cuba for standing on a street with a sign

  • Lioman Lima – @liomanlima
  • BBC World News

Luis Robles

Image source, Twitter


The young man walked along the San Rafael boulevard with a banner.

For almost four months, a young Cuban has been in jail for standing in the street with a sign.

It was December 4, 2020 and Luis Robles Eliazástigui, 28, stood with an improvised banner on one of the most central pedestrian promenades in Havana to ask for the release of Denis Solís, a rebellious rapper sentenced to eight months for ” disrespect”.

“Freedom. No more repression. #Free_Denis”, said the piece of cardboard that the young man moved while walking in rounds and dozens of people recorded it.

A few days before, Cuba had experienced one of the largest protests in its recent history when more than 500 young people gathered in front of the Ministry of Culture in solidarity with the San Isidro Movement (MSI), a group of artists who oppose the government and to which Solís belongs.

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