Raúl presides over central May Day parade

Your browser may not support display of this image. PRESIDENT Raúl Castro is heading the central parade in Havana for International Workers Day, in which Cubans are repudiating the media campaigns of the United States and the European Parliament against the island.

Students, elementary schoolchildren, housewives, combatants, artists and workers are parading in José  Martí Plaza de la Revolución and other plazas, streets and avenues throughout Cuba in tight unified blocks forming a mass expression of the strength of a people who support their social project and their leaders, Fidel and Raúl.

President Raúl Castro is accompanied by leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba, of government, of the Union of Young Communists, of mass organizations, of the Central Organization of Trade Unions and invited labor delegations and social movements.

Television footage reaffirm that this is a distinct May Day  because, throughout the island, its youth are to lead and close the parades, and a historic one on account of its mass nature, discipline, organization, color and for the ideals that are being defended, while demonstrations of solidarity for dozens of countries are also apparent.

The José Martí Plaza de la Revolución dawned beautifully adorned with multicolored flags, billboards, placards and giant allegorical graphics repudiating the new escalation of anti-Cuba propaganda, and demanding the liberation of the five Cuban anti-terrorists unjustly incarcerated in the United States and an end to the blockade of the island.

Those battles are at the center of the parades for International Workers Day, on a day when many labor collectives arrive with their production and services targets met and in a country with indisputable results in the People’s Power elections, in which 95.86% of electors voted. (AIN)

Translated by Granma International

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