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“I’ll break down the door and come in”

He Cuban police activist threatened Raul Gonzalez This Saturday in Cienfuegos, after the release of a video exposing the sanitation crisis in her neighborhood. González recorded the threats live when a police officer arrived at her house and demanded that she accompany him to the police station without a court order.

“They are here because I made a video about the filth in my neighborhood, which is full of sewage water “We are invaded by mosquitoes and our houses are invaded by mosquitoes,” explained the activist. González said that he has had a fever for several days and has to bring his own medicines to the clinic due to a lack of medical supplies in health centers.

During her protest, the repressive officer called a superior, informed him that González was recording her, and threatened to call “rescue and rescue to knock down the door and enter.” González stood firm, demanding an official summons to allow entry to her home, while reiterating that the reason for such repression was her complaint about the sanitary conditions of the neighborhood.

Ongoing health crisis

On July 4, the activist highlighted the neighborhood’s collapsed drainage systems, streets flooded with sewage, and rising cases of dengue and Oropouche fever.

Understanding the problems of sanitation and repression in Cienfuegos

To provide more clarity on the situation in Cienfuegos, here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the health crisis and the repression faced by activists like Raúl González.

What led the police to threaten Raúl González?

Police threatened Raul Gonzalez after he posted a video highlighting serious sanitation problems in his neighborhood, including sewage and mosquito infestations.

What are the main health problems in the González neighborhood?

The main health problems in the González neighbourhood include the spread of dengue and Oropouche fever due to the collapse of drainage systems and stagnant wastewater.

How did Gonzalez respond to police threats?

González stood firm, demanding an official summons for the police to enter her home and reiterating that the repression was due to her complaint about the lack of sanitation.