Cubans Reject Smear Campaign with Large Marches Nationwide
In Havana, thousands of workers, students, artists and people, in general, marched along the Jose Marti Revolution Square showing the Cuban people’s strength, unity and support of socialism and the Revolution leaders, Fidel and Raul Castro.
Also present in the Plaza were leaders from the Cuban Communist Party, the government, the Young Communist League, the Cuban Workers’ Confederation, trade unions and grass-roots organizations as well as members of foreign trade unions and groups in solidarity with Cuba.
Participants in the people’s parade carried flags and posters in support of the Revolution and demanding the end of Washington’s economic blockade of the island and the release of five Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998.
During his opening speech, the General Secretary of the Cuban Workers’ Confederation (CTC), Salvador Valdes Mesa, recalled that only a few days ago more then eight million people (almost 96 percent of voters) also showed their support of the Cuban revolutionary process going to the polls to elect delegates for municipal governments, which he described as another expression of a true participatory democracy.