took place in all the country’s provinces and
municipalities with the intention of sending a
message to the U.S. government to release the five
anti-terrorists heroes detained 15 years ago in that
Young people in Camagüey
also demand justice for the Five.
Exhibition of five paintings
Pinar del Río artists.
The days of action began on
September 5 and end October 6, and include a number
of political, social and mass organizations, as well
as foreign students at Cuban universities.
The activities are focused on the
demand for justice in the case of Gerardo Hernández,
Fernando González, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero
and René González, in the form of political and
solidarity events and meetings.
A large number of them were
organized for September 12.
Artists from the western province of
Pinar del Río and students at the Hermanos Cruz
elementary school produced five paintings honoring
the Cuban patriots incarcerated in the United States.
In central Cuba, students at the
Ciego de Ávila Medical University headed a march and
those present at the José Martí Park chanted slogans,
sang and issued communiqués to demand the liberation
of the five men who foiled acts of terrorism against
At the emblematic Loma de la Cruz in
Holguín, 261 meters above sea level, the highest
point in the province, Cubans sang for peace and
justice. A giant mural was mounted in the Calixto
García Íñiguez Park in the city center. Prior to
that, a personal exhibition by Angel Quintana of 15
cartoons for the 15 years of the Five’s unjust
detention was inaugurated.
The book Los últimos soldados de
la Guerra Fría (The Last Soldiers of the Cold
War) by Brazilian intellectual Fernando Morais was
launched in Santiago de Cuba and the streets were
filled with yellow in the form of clothing, scarves,
bracelets, placards and ribbons for the day of
In Cuba’s easternmost city, Baracoa,
hundreds of sunflowers were tossed into the sea. The
people marched and prizes were awarded to the
winners of the literary competition My Love for the
Five, which involved children, young adults, workers
and university students.
Throughout Cuba concerts, cantatas,
galas, anniversary events, morning meetings and
special activities were organized in workplaces and
schools, evoking the names of those killed and
maimed by acts of terrorism.
There were also neighborhood
debates, roundtables, conferences, workshops,
literary events, public hearings, reflective events,
documentary showings, contests, children’s and youth
Fifteen years have passed and
Washington continues to ignore the clamor of
millions of people who are demanding and immediate
end to this injustice, also expressed by human
rights organizations, a number of Nobel Prize
winners, parliamentarians and legal and religious