As we previously reported, Cuban despot Fidel Castro died on Friday, giving many Cubans who struggled through his reign reason to celebrate.
However, the Cuban government, now under the leadership of Castro's brother President Raul Castro, isn't taking so kindly to the celebratory reaction — and is making sure citizens are in mourning whether they like it or not.
Following the announcement on Friday, Cuban police put a stop to Cuba's nightlife and issued an order for nine days of mourning.
According to reports, state security officials have been enforcing the time of mourning with arrests, criminalizing those who refused to pay tribute to the revolutionary leader.
Elizabeth Pacheco Lamas told local WLPG Local 10 that state security forces detained her father Eduardo Marcos Pacheco Ortiz, a former political prisoner, for