Hatred could not kill innocence

Tribute to the eight medical students shot 148 years ago. Photo: Lazaro Chiang Macate.

HAVANA, Cuba.- Army General Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Party, and, the President of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, sent floral offerings to the La Punta Monument, erected to the eight students of Medicine shot 148 years ago.

Led by the Cuban National Flag, the march in tribute to the young people killed became reaffirmation of the revolutionary principles of sovereignty and independence.

Adriana Arias Torne, member of the University Student Federation (FEU) stated in the ceremony for the shooting of the eight medical students, that Cuban youth marched confidently in the Cuba we have.

The speaker highlighted that the world demands of the young revolutionaries, with Fidel’s legacy, to say no to the blockade, to the attempts to discredit the solidarity image of Cuban professionals, and to the far-right governments that break peace.

We Have Memory, Young Cubans Say

The students present at the march in tribute to the eight students of Medicine killed by Spanish colonialism 148 years ago, called to follow the enduring example of our heroes and martyrs.

The voices of students from different teachings came together to recall the historic fact in which the lives of eight courageous young women were taken.

Even students from other nations pursuing a medical degree in Cuba expressed admiration for the Cuban people, who come together to honor their homeland and their martyrs.

In the march, the young people, recalling We Have Memory, raised their voices to condemn the Helms-Burton Act, the subversive plans of imperialism and the imposition of unconstitutional governments, and reaffirmed their decision to defend the conquests of the Revolution.