Dissidents disrupted a live broadcast by ESPN on Tuesday and in true Cuba fashion, they were summarily manhandled and taken away.

ESPN was in the country to cover President Obama kissing Raul Castro’s ring and attending a baseball game with him.

Anchor Bob Ley was reporting live as shouts could be heard off camera and paper was thrown in the air as a young man in black sunglasses jumped into the shot.

“We have a moment here with a political demonstration on our set,” Ley said, stepping out of the frame. The man threw papers into the air and yelled before being pulled down.

The protester, as well as several others, could be seen being dragged away by “plain clothes policemen,” according to Ley.

One man was aggressively thrown into the back of a police car, with his hands waving wildly.

Like a baseball game, Ley provided the play-by-play.

“Astonishingly, as soon as (the paper) hit the ground, they made several arrests, they were taken off here — dragged off here — one dissident was taken off, police restraining him by the neck, putting him in a car, so they’ve been taken away.”

Local reporter Yusnaby Perez posted the video, tweeting (translated to English), “This occurred in minutes after leaving Obama. Opposition disrupts shot live and imprisoned it .”

  • carl davis

    too bad they didn’t mishandle & take America’s traitor away!

    • 1911

      Yep, no one here would have considered him a “political” prisoner either.

    • Jorge

      These guys have already been beaten and will probably never see the light of day again.

      • Huskie_Jon

        Our dear leader says that we should not “impose change on Cuba”. Cuba has charted its own course, as the Cuban police have just shown you. Who are we to criticize the Commies in Cuba?

        • Javier Vargas

          Are you kidding me.. That was child’s play compared to what the Police does in the USA

          • maryol

            if you don’t like law and order, Javier, go back.

  • leroy jenkins

    he did “the wave” like Obama when they dragged his ass into the car

  • VitoCodeleone

    A Black Man being manhandled by Police – WHERE IS THE LIBERAL OUTRAGE!?!?!?

    • zippy

      Manhandled? No. He is being taken to a torture room and them thrown into a hole in the ground. That’s what Raul Castro has mainly been put in charge by his brother since 1959. Fidel was too busy carrying his “Napoleonic” international struggle to occupy himself with menial tasks like torture and executions so he assigned those duties to his little brother the present “presidente”.

    • CrusadaB

      Great uniforms for the climate…polo shirts in orange and blue. I saw a police car with thugs stuffing this guy in and punching him numerous times. ALL LIVES MATTER!

  • zenthrop

    We need to get rid of the Muslim Marxist Parasite, Barack HUSSEIN (Mohammed’s warrior grandson) Obama.


  • zenthrop

    Let’s find out who those incredibly brave men are and try to save them. Otherwise, they will be executed to be sure.

    • Jorge

      They deserved it. Nobody should ever criticize their government.

      • Kim Kirk


    • zippy

      Too late, they already have been executed, I bet. Raul is a seamless administrator of death. He has long years of experience, he is being doing it since 1959.In the beginning, Che Guevara and Raul Castro competed with each other every morning trying to outdo each other and see who will win the day with the greatest number of executions.Like two schoolboys playing serial killers…

  • Joe_E_in_the_IE

    Meanwhile, a satellite phone call leaves Cuba via the up-link on Air Force One and arrives at the Department of Justice:

    “Loretta, did you see that video clip on The American Mirror? I think America can learn so much from these people. Think you and your boys can pick up a few pointers?”

  • rick

    Arrested and hauled off for torture and execution Obama sure would love to do that here!
    AND……Kissing Castro’s ring????
    What a disgrace he is!!!!!!!

  • Jorge

    ESPN is a liberal left organization. They love Obama, Cuba & Castro.
    The guys they took away are most likely in prison beaten to a pulp.
    Does the liberal left care?

    • guest

      No, they don’t care. They don’t care about anyone that might make their cult hero idols look like fools. The low info’s choose to live in a fantasy world. Their source of news is Colbert, Stewart, Saturday Night Live and other comedian hosted programs. They think it makes them sound cool and like they’re a part of something… too stupid to realize it’s a cult of personality club.

  • algonquinmatt

    The fact that it was ESPN who interviewed Obama about terrorism (at a baseball game) on the day of the terrorist attacks in Brussels was enough reality tv for one day.

    • Paul__Revere

      Yet I am willing to bet the farm you still fund this BS with close to $100 per month you send to the cable or satellite “service” provider, huh?

      If you have a problem with it, why are you funding it? You people need to put your money where your mouths are or STFU.

      The day you unplug your TV and cancel your “service” subscriptions is the day you will start walking the walk…..it will also be the day you attribute to the single biggest life improvement step you have taken. It certainly was for me. Took maybe 60 days to get over not watching the nonsense I used to think I just “had to watch”, after that I haven’t looked back at a single day since in regret apart from regretting I hadn’t done it sooner. That was almost 9 years ago.

      • icknortonmountain


      • JAP

        Agree 100%, haven’t watched TV in years!

      • Mike

        KODI, Netflix, YouTube for NASCAR, torrents for Formula 1. No cable tv.

    • CrusadaB

      Moo’s dress cost more than many Cubans annual salary. Fair share.

  • Yu So Wong

    ESPN has become one of the top political stations in the last few years. I wonder if they will always do sports or are they just in transition.

    • RightStuff

      I haven’t watched ESPN for at least 20 years. It is garbage. I heartily recommend that no one else watch anything with ESPN connections.

      • Mike

        Same here. If my life depended on it I could not tell you its channel number.

  • FL_Stingray

    Some workers paradise.

  • GoodNews

    There are no political prisoners in Cuba!

    • kfrei

      Almost true there are thugs in charge, while everyone else is a prisoner. There is no freedom in communist nations, only what the Party allows at its whim.

    • zippy

      It is an island prison.

      • GoodNews

        And 50% or better of America doesn’t think so

  • Ardy123

    That video was socialism in action. And to think that Bernie Sanders (an admitted socialist) is running for president here in the U.S. Sanders’ supporters also attempt to limit free speech by blocking freeways to campaign events and by shouting down people.

  • Chris-m

    Bob Ley is a big fish liberal in the school of liberal fish that is ESPN.

  • JonathanSwifter

    America’s feckless President does The Wave with Cuba’s despot while Brussels burns & Cuban freedom lovers are beaten up:



  • WeAreAConstitutionalRepublic

    Is that dissident alive today?

    • Javier Vargas

      Stop being so0 stupid and stop believing the hype!!

      • WeAreAConstitutionalRepublic

        stop being gullible the castros are murderers

    • zippy

      No. He was served this morning, crispy and well done by a Cuban chef during Raul and Barack low calories breakfast.

  • john Diamond

    Another victim for the “women in white” to mourn while president Mom-jeans does the Wave and takes pictures in front of picture of the murderous Che!

    • Javier Vargas

      Why are Americans so stupid? They believe all the propaganda against Cuba…

      • john Diamond

        How Ironic that one would mention propaganda while discussing Cuba. At least most Cubans are smart enough to know how bad socialism really is and how Che was a murderous ,racist coward. Some, perhaps yourself, will always prefer the pretty lie to the ugly truth. That is your prerogative. And finally, “stupid” Americans, like me, hate the Cuban Government. Cubans themselves are the salt of the earth.

  • freedomluchador

    As an American of Cuban decent… I feel betrayed by the Obama Hussein regime… Never in my life will I ever vote demoRAT! and I campaigned for Obama twice.

    • wabco5

      Please spread the word.

    • Mike

      Wish you would speak to my sister. I have not since she worked on Hussein’s campaign.

    • zippy

      Only a fool will campaign for Obama! I will never vote Democrat since I still remember how once upon a time, a Democrat left 2,506 Cuban men abandoned at Bay of Pigs!

  • Seeker of Truth

    Oh my, now Castro needs a new ring……



  • Mike Herman

    So does the drive by media blame the protesters, Castro, or Obama for the demonstration?

    • zippy

      None of those, all the agitation and violence is Trump’s fault…

      • Tom

        Come on, you know it’s Bushs fault!!!

  • Tom

    And how many millions of dollars are we giving these thugs? Billions??

    • FL_Stingray

      I cannot wait to hear the deal details

      • Tom

        We will never know all the damage the Muslim in chief has done and will do the rest of this year

    • Javier Vargas

      Cuba is not giving the USA (thugs) any money..

      • Tom

        Of course not, Cuba is a commie nation and has no money. I guess that’s why thousands die trying to get here. Stay in cuba Javier vargad6, we don’t need anymore 3rd world beggars here

  • Leo Sanxez

    So good of BHO to allow ignorant lefties a chance to give their tourism dollars to the Castro regime. So progressive, open-minded and tolerant!

  • Leo Sanxez

    No protesters to see here! (Stop looking under that rug!)

  • sosorryononame

    In Die Nacht und Nebel.

    • FL_Stingray

      Obama-Leben im Nebel

  • Fightback2015

    Where are the CLM folks when you need them?
    (Cuban Lives Matter)

  • Colombian

    This is what really happens in Cuba on a daily basis, but Obviously, Obama will never get to see this because the Castro brothers own Cuba, and will never let the US trade openly.

    • FL_Stingray

      What trade?
      With most Cubans earning $20-30 a month, only the government could afford US products

      • Javier Vargas

        Cubans don”t get paid in dollars.. and even if they do make on average $20-$30 a month.. keep in mind the average rent in Cuba is $1 a month… so its n ot the amount of money ..Its the power of that money

    • Javier Vargas

      Stop the lies

      • Colombian

        Tell me javier, what lie are you referring to?

  • Clover11111

    espn, they did it for a reason. BTW, some dissidents there have said that by obama taking a spring break vacay (Sidwell is on break) there, he’s made their problems much worse.

    • Javier Vargas

      So called dissidents in Cuba are bought and paid the US. They don’t have any kind of following inside Cuba!

      • Clover11111

        I’m not in Cuba as a dissident without being a follower of USD.

  • zippy

    Poor courageous men… I hate to think what will happen to them. They will be tortured into a pulp and their bodies thrown into a hole in the ground.May they rest in peace, God bless their souls.

  • Mike

    Just what we need another loud mouth black babbling some incoherent rant. And this guy in the video too.

  • Anthony

    Obama has blood on his hands…

  • Ben Ricks

    Unfortunately you will never see those guys again….

  • maryol

    obma is so jealous that the tea party couldn’t be handled the same way

  • KevTuck

    Sure that wasn’t a Bernie supporter?

  • Warrior

    Who won the game? I know some “fans” really get upset when the “home team” loses! You can see all sorts of “unruly” fans right here in the good old US of A and the “cops” drag em right outta the “bleachers”. Nothing to see here, move along!

  • Randy Lee

    and that jackass castro lectured obama about civil rights? like he gives one damn about the rights of anyone but the govt and its agenda. obama is taking notes on how cuba handles dissidents.

  • Observer

    Well, I’m glad the we were reminded just what kind of country Cuba still is and what kind of folk run it, despite what the administration lackeys are handing out.