Havana, Cuba.- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday recalled the youths who participated in the attack on the Presidential Palace and Radio Reloj, actions that were aimed at overthrowing the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

Sixty-two years ago, university youths fell while fighting against a bloody dictatorship, sponsored by Washington. The heirs of the henchmen, under the skirts of the empire, clamor for our blood today. We are not a short-memory country, the president wrote on his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.

Those actions were carried out on March 13, 1957, in Havana, by youths from the Revolutionary Directorate (an insurrectional organization established in Cuba during the struggle against the Batista dictatorship).

The attackers’ goal was to disconcert the regime, give the weapons from the garrison to the people, who were called on Radio Reloj, and occupy other points in the city, like the Maestre Garrison of the Police.

The combat inside the Palace was violent, as the garrison posed strong resistance, many young men died and others ran out of ammunition.

For that reason, they withdrew to ask for backup and continue the attack later, but the support operation did not work.

The leader, Jose Antonio Echeverria, who was the general secretary of the Revolutionary Directorate, was assassinated during the clashes.