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Report of rare protest by independent workers in eastern Cuba
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 6:35 PM EST
Witnesses say independent vendors in eastern Cuba staged a highly unusual protest after state inspectors allegedly seized unauthorized goods from their stalls, prompting the state-backed labor union to promise to seek a solution to their grievances.
Zaldivar says officials of the state labor union met them and offered to seek a solution.
Independent human rights activist Elizardo Sanchez said several sources confirmed Tuesday's demonstration and its size.
Officials have complained that some vendors sell stolen state goods.