Independent journalist told he can’t be in public plaza

PINAR DEL RÍO, Cuba, Oct. 5 (Rafael Ferro Salas, – Police agents arrested independent journalist Lisandro Herrera Arteta at a public festival and charged him with creating a public scandal.

“I was accompanied by my son and my brother when two agents approached men and demanded that I leave because I was opposed to the regime,” Herrara Arteta, 31, said. “They alleged that the plaza was only for revolutionaries so that I couldn’t be there.”

Herrara Arteta was taken to the police station with his seven-year-old son and fined 30 pesos – about one dollar.

He belongs to the People’s Party and is a correspondent of ABDALAPRESS.