HAVANA — Police detained former hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas as he shouted anti-government slogans from his rooftop on the anniversary of the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata, his mother said.
"Two officers detained him here at home, after he climbed up on the roof and spoke out against the government and paid tribute to Zapata," said Fariñas' mother Alicia Hernandez, speaking to AFP by phone from her home in Santa Clara, 280 kilometers (175 miles) east of Havana.
After Fariñas' arrest, a bus stopped outside the home and some 40 people got out and spent more than an hour chanting pro-government slogans, Hernandez said.
JG: Send Coco Fariñas and his mother to Miami! That is where they belong. They could go to the Big Five and start a new Cuban Liberation Front, and then they could ask Barack Obama and the CIA for help.