|Robert Linares (FCF 2000) protesting Obama actions on Cuba|
Brian Alonso (FCF 2013) was interviewed by Local 10.com and spoke out against the new policy. Also in attendance was founding member and president of the organization Augusto Monge (FCF 1993) and Robert Linares (FCF 1997) who was photographed on the cover of a BBC report announcing today's protest. Below are excerpts taken from the protest of the different persons who addressed the crowd.
This movement has always been focused on the defense of human rights and advocating and setting the example taking nonviolent action in the face of injustice.
We have also continued to demand justice for the victims of the July 13, 1994 "13 de Marzo"tugboat massacre in which 37 men, women and children were killed, by holding a silent vigil every year on that day. Today we were horrified to learn that yesterday news arrived that the Castro regime's coast guard may have sunk a boat carrying 32 Cubans. We are trying to ascertain additional information at this hour.
|Robert Linares (on the left) holding torch in 1997|