Protesters target Cuba dissident
Published 19/02/2013 | 02:26
Pro-Cuba protesters in Brazil have halted an event featuring the best-known dissident from the communist island who is making her first international trip in nearly a decade.
Around 60 boisterous protesters took over a film screening on Monday night in Brazil's northeastern Bahia state.
Blogger Yoani Sanchez was due to watch a documentary featuring her and the subject of press freedom in Cuba.
The protesters began to surround her, chanting pro-Cuba slogans, and she was removed from the scene by security guards.
She said later that she was afraid such protests might follow her as she embarks on an 80-day tour of a dozen nations.
Ms Sanchez was able to leave Cuba after 20 failed attempts because the Cuban government recently relaxed its block on dissidents travelling abroad.