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Havana. November 28, 2014

Students killed in independence struggle honored
• November 27, Cuban youth marched from the University’s Grand Stairway to the site in Old Havana where, 143 years ago, eight medical students were shot

Arlin Alberty Loforte

They are young; they are students. They marched to remember eight students, much like themselves, who were summarily shot for their love of the country.

This commemoration emphasized the legacy left by the medical students, seen today in the solidarity and internationalism of Cuban doctors saving lives in every corner of the world.

Torture and repression were condemned, and support expressed for justice in the case of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in Mexico, who have disappeared.

Leading the march was Yuniasky Crespo, first secretary of the Union of Young Communists’ National Committee; Yosvany Montano Garrido, president of the Federation of University Students (FEU); as well as authorities from the ministries of Public Health and Higher Education.


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