Monument honoring Cuban political prisoners destroyed


MIAMI (AP) - Miami police are investigating after someone destroyed a monument erected years ago in honor of Cuban political prisoners.

The monument outside the Casa del Preso building was damaged Thursday night. It appears that a vehicle smashed into it, causing the stone - engraved with the names of scores of political prisoners - to break into pieces. A flag pole next to the memorial was also damaged.

The monument is maintained by Presidio Politico Historico Cubano. The group's president, Luis Infante, told El Nuevo Herald ( ) that he's concerned the destruction was a deliberate act of vandalism, citing previous acts in the past.

Information from: El Nuevo Herald (Miami),

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