Anti-government placard in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, July 20 (Yesmy Elena Mena Zurbano / – Someone placed a placard saying “Down with Raúl” on the corner of Tristá and Alemán streets in Santa Clara last week.

Roque Emilio Martínez Angulo, a resident of the neighborhood, said State Security agents and members of the National Revolutionary Police with trained dogs blocked off the area around the placard.

Other anonymous residents said the placard, placed July 10, was a protest against the shortage of food and the rationing of electricity.