Havana, Cuba.- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel paid tribute Tuesday to the eight medicine students shot on November 27, 1871 by Spanish colonialism.

Hate shot the innocence of eight young, cheerful and talented medicine students 147 years ago. Nowadays our university students and doctors march so as not to forget. In front of the unforgettable grave the life anthem is sung’, he wrote in Twitter.

This Tuesday, students from different levels of education will pay tribute all over Cuba to the victims of a crime based on lies and mockery against independence feelings on the island.

As is traditional, there will be a pilgrimage from the emblematic University of Havana stairway to the monument remembering the eight students, as well as a tweet.