Among the assistants were ex political prisoner Omar Pernet Hernandez, whom the Spanish government has withdrawn all economic aid, in spite of his deteriorating health.
Cesar's action was in response to the exclusion by the Spanish government of Cuban exiles, from a meeting with representatives from the Castro Dictatorship.
Cuba Democracia Ya, explains that, "by this method we have protested before the European Union in Madrid, for being ignored by the current Spanish administration. As dissidents, lovers of freedom and Democracy for Cuba. They ignore us, we denounce"