Although Cuban leader Raul Castro denied the presence of political prisoners in Cuba on Monday, evidence from an ESPN broadcast from Havana on Tuesday shows that supporting reforms and making a public protest will get a Cuban arrested.
ESPN’s Bob Ley was reporting on SportsCenter live from Havana after an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team.
“We have a moment here with a political demonstration on our set,” Ley said, stepping out of view of the camera as a man wearing sunglasses come up to the outdoor set.
The man started throwing pamphlets in the air. The man was promptly removed by police, as were several others nearby, but the fuss caused Ley to cut short his report. Ley later said he was fine.