Handicapped street peddler fined, threatened
CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba - January 29 (Luis
Esteban Espinosa / www.cubanet.org) - A
police captain known locally only as Claudio
imposed a fine of 400 pesos -almost two
months' salary- on a wheel-chair bound handicapped
Maikel Marrero said police confiscated
all his merchandise, consisting of knick-knacks
which he sells for a living in the town
of Buenaventura, Holguín province.
Street peddlers such as these are illegal
Marrero also said the captain threatened
to impose a fine of 1000 pesos if he continued
selling from his wheel chair.
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