Cubans remember slain med students
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- Health and Medicine
- 11 / 28 / 2006
Federation of University Students (FEU) president Carlos Lage Codorniu said this action takes places in the context of activities for the 50th anniversary of the island's Armed Forces and President Fidel Castro's 80th birthday.
Every year, Cuban youth file down the Havana University staircase to march on San Lazaro St. until the memorial that perpetuates that action at La Punta, located in the capital's coast.
Medical students also lay a wreath in the Colon Cemetery honoring those shot on November 27, 1871.
They were accused of defiling the tomb of a Spanish journalist who was shot dead in a duel with a Cuban patriot, outside the island, and the colonialists sentenced eight young medical students to death.
FEU members assume that action as an example of courage by those students, sentenced to death for a crime they did not commit.