Political Police Parade on Motorcycles through Havana


A caravan, composed mainly of young officials, takes a tour through historical places of State Security

CUBANET – A caravan of motorcyclists from Cuban State Security (political police) toured the capital’s streets this past Saturday, taking a route around the places “where that institution, celebrating 55 years of existence next March 26, took root,” according to the dispatch by the official Agency of National Information (AIN).

The group of officials — says the note from the AIN — left on motorcycles from the Freedom School City, the location of the mansion where initially the leadership of this Interior Ministry force was established.

A floral wreath at the Jose Marti monument marked the passage through Revolution Plaza where the main buildings of the MININT are located, which previously hosted that forces’ department.

The caravan also passed through the Villa Marista center of operations and ended in the Forest of the Martyrs of the OSE (Organs of State Security). The press note says that the objective of State Security is “to protect the Cuban people from enemy aggression and safeguard the Revolutions’ conquests,” and that objective will continue to be the principal duty of the new generations of that organization’s combatants.

The reality, however, is different.  One of the main functions of State Security is to combat internal dissidence. The Havana parade takes place while in Venezuela too the government’s motorcycles become embroiled in a fierce battle against opponents in the streets.

Cubanet, March 17, 2014

Translated by mlk.