The Castro regime arrested nearly 250 Cuban dissidents in protests throughout the island this past weekend.

In Havana, over 30 members of The Ladies in White and other activists were arrested as part of the weekly #TodosMarchamos (#WeAllMarch) campaign.

The Castro regime even cut off the water supply at The Ladies in White‘s headquarters in the Lawton neighborhood, in order to prevent them from gathering there.

Meanwhile, in the eastern provinces, nearly 200 members of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) were arrested for peacefully protesting and demanding the release of political prisoners.

UNPACU’s regional coordinator in Las Tunas, Alexis Cruz Guerrero, was handed an eight month prison term for refusing to pay arbitrary fines stemming from peaceful protests.

Also, Jacqueline Heredia Morales of The Ladies in White has been held for over one week at the Cuban secret police’s facilities, known as the VIVAC in Havana. She has been on a huger strike throughout the week.

Other democracy activists, including Yosvani Sánchez Valenciano, Yunet Cairo Reigada, Xiomara de las Mercedes Cruz Miranda, Alberto Valle Pérez and Marieta Martínez Aguilera, also remain arbitrarily detained at the VIVAC since April 15th. They are all on hunger strike.