Millions of Cubans march to celebrate May Day

Havana, May 1 (RHC)-- Millions of Cubans from different generations marched on the island’s main squares and thoroughfares to celebrate International Workers' Day.

This year, Cuban workers are voicing their support for the Revolution, their rejection of the U.S. economic blockade, their solidarity with Venezuela and the commitment for the economic and social development of the island.

The celebration began island-wide at 7 am.   In Havana, it was presided over by the Cuban Communist Party leader, Raul Castro Ruz, and the president, Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez.

Some 1400 Cuba solidarity activists from 103 countries and 140 solidarity organizations from all over the world joined the Cuban people at Revolution Square in Havana.

The begining of the march was preceded by the Concept of Revolution, stated by the historic leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro on this same date in the year 2000.

"Revolution is having a sense of the historic moment; it is changing everything that must be changed; it is full equality and freedom; it is being treated and treating others like human beings; it is emancipating ourselves on our own and through our own efforts; it is challenging powerful dominant forces in and beyond the social and national arena; it is defending the values in which we believe at the price of any sacrifice; it is modesty, selflessness, altruism, solidarity, and heroism; it is fighting with courage, intelligence and realism; it is never lying or violating ethical principles; it is a profound conviction that there is no power in the world that can crush the power of truth and ideas. Revolution is unity; it is independence, it is struggling for our dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world, which is the foundation of our patriotism, our socialism, and our internationalism."





The Cuban Five, Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, also joined the Cuban workers celebration.



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Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares


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