Santiago de Cuba commemorates half a century anniversary of Nov.30th uprising
Over 200 thousand Cubans gathered at the eastern city's Revolution Square Antonio Maceo, members of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, soldiers of Cuba's Armed Forces (FAR), of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) , of the GITMO's Border Brigade, the Militia Troopers and students of Camilo Cienfuegos military academy will march.
The ceremony represents a new prove of Revolutionary conviction and determination and a homage to those who died in the heroic feat, that showed the vigour of the July 26th Movement, of the clandestine struggle and the strengthening of the ideals of freedom to oust Batista's tyranny.
On November 30th, 1956, Cuba's history books registered in its glorious pages the names of three courageous young men, who fell in combat during the uprising in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba: Pepito Tey, Tony Aloma and Otto Parellada.
The July 26th Movement assigned them the mission of attacking the police station at Intendente Hill, an action that was part of an armed uprising in the eastern city aimed at distracting the attention of the repressive forces from the participants of the Granma expeditionary force, whose arrival was scheduled on that date.
Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte