The hangover from the planned anti-government march that was thwarted by a massive deployment of Cuban security forces earlier this week, is engulfing a country where polarization and political, economic and social issues that were the causes of the quashed protest remain just as present.

The Cuban government, which did not authorize the march, derailed the protest called by the opposition with an unusually large police deployment in the country's major cities, staging government-sponsored "repudiation rallies" and arresting numerous opposition members while blockading other activists and independent journalists in their homes.

In response, the Archipielago group, which had organized the march for political change in Cuba, accused the government of violating the public's fundamental rights and proposed prolonging any protests until Nov. 27.