Former rebels of Castro now in the national police are losing their beards - hallmark of the rebels who tottered Dictator Batista from power.
SV Policeman receives haircut
CU Policeman feels his newly clipped beard
SV Long hair cut
SV Shaved with an electric razor
SV Close shaven police
SV Another policeman in the chair
SCU Clippings are swept up.
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Background: Former rebels of Castro now in the national police are losing their beards - hallmark of the rebels who tottered Dictator Batista from power.
The order: Off with those unkempt beards by Police Chief Efigenio Almejeiras is to bring uniformity to the force. The ex-rebels must have their regulation haircuts too. Some thousand beards and long hairs are now coming off at the barbers.
Police chief Almejeiras took up a razor May 6 to lead the barbers.