Friday, March 10, 2006

Abato Fidel!


Just heard a story about a Cuban sports official who tried to take a sign away from a spectator at a baseball game in Puerto Rico.
The image of the man holding the sign behind home plate was beamed live Thursday night to millions of TV viewers -- including those in Cuba. The top Cuban official at the game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan rushed to confront the man.

Puerto Rican police quickly intervened and took the Cuban official -- Angel Iglesias, vice president of Cuba's National Institute of Sports -- to a nearby police station, where they lectured him about free speech.

"We explained to him that here the constitutional right to free expression exists and that it is not a crime," police Col. Adalberto Mercado was quoted as saying in El Nuevo Dia, a San Juan daily.
Source: AP World News - Anti-Castro Sign at Ballgame Causes Stir
Hahahaha! Glad to see free speech in the news again. I wonder if there will be riots and such? My guess is there will be a protest in Havana with Castro's Coerce A Crowd company springing into action.

I wonder what the left's take will be? This time the left needs not worry about decapitation, but of course its Fidel offended so we will probably hear all sorts of lectures about not being offensive.