I’ve lost count of the number of phone calls, text messages and remarks passed on by others, from friends wishing they could have taken part in last Friday’s march. Why didn’t you let us know? Hey, man, we missed it! Tell us next time? These are some of the words and messages I’m hearing over and over.
I don’t know how many times I’ve had to explain that we didn’t have enough time to prepare the action as we’d have liked, or the chance to tell people in other provinces and organizations.
Even the important opposition leader Heriberto Liranza, one of the particpants, said that there wasn’t enough time to coordinate an action on this scale. Sara Marta Fonseca, pillar of the Front, is very upset because at the last minute she had a family matter arise. From Holguín, Marta Díaz and Caridad Caballero complained that they hadn’t been informed in time. We all greed with the leader of the Eastern Democratic Alliance, Rolando Rodríguez Lobaina that, had he been contacted, the East of Cuba would have been rocked by the march.
Let the oppressors get ready! They’ll end up sick of the Front, and its protests in every corner of the country. Let them know this is just the beginning, because in the end they know what’s coming and they can feel it approach. They won’t know what’s hit them! The Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Front for Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience will make them pay a high price for the murder of Orlando Zapata Tamayo.
Translated by: Jack Gibbard
November 18 2010