HAVANA, April 21 (María del Carmen Carro, UPECI) - The lines of people waiting for public transportation on street corners were longer than ever April 18 as a result of the government's decision to provide transportation for all participants in the protest rally in front of the Czech
embassy in Havana.
People waiting in line complained about the disruption in public transportation that follows every government decision to call a political rally or mass demonstration. A lot of students and workers, however, welcome these demonstrations; they see them as a change from the routine of classes
or work and, in addition, the government guarantees them a meal and free transportation.
Bus system inspectors bridled against the constant queries from passengers, saying it was not their fault the government diverted the buses to the march on the Czech embassy.
One of them said: "This happens every time they divert the vehicles for a demonstration; we are the ones that have to face the public. Sometimes people yell at us because two and even three hours after the rally there is still no transportation."
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