Cuban People Ready to Celebrate May Day
The Cuban people are ready to celebrate on Friday, May Day, the international Workers Day with parades and mass gatherings in all main cities across the country.
Reynaldo Valdés Grillo, second secretary of the Cuban Workers Federation, stated that everything has been prepared to observe the date this year, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution. Valdés Grillo said the date has been marked by workers across the island with actions to boost food production, energy saving and economic efficiency.
As is traditional, participants in the parades will be dressed in red, white or blue in reference to the Cuban flag.
This year’s demonstration will call for the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon LabaÃ±ino, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez, the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who are imprisoned in the US.
Along with the Cubans, foreign visitors including members of the Primero de Mayo (May Day) international solidarity brigade will march to Revolution Square, as well as union members from numerous countries who have been invited to the celebrations.