iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) — The Ladies in White, a prominent group of Cuban dissidents, has cancelled a weekly Sunday protest march in lieu of Castro’s death.
Typically, the group of women, who are primarily composed of the wives of jailed dissidents, attend Mass each Sunday wearing white dresses. They then follow the occasion by marching through Havana’s streets to protest the detention of political prisoners and support human rights in Cuba.
The BBC noted that this is the first time the women have cancelled their protest in 13 years.
The group tweeted “Ha muerto Fidel Castro, que Dios lo perdone, YO NO,” in response to Castro’s death, words that translate to “Fidel Castro has died, may God forgive him, I WON’T.”
Ha muerto Fidel Castro , que Dios lo perdone, YO NO pic.twitter.com/yFp3n8WJkv
— Damas de Blanco (@DamasdBlanco) November 26, 2016
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