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President Diaz-Canel pays tribute to martyrs in Cuba

Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday paid tribute to those who fell in the struggle for national liberation, on the occasion of the Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution.

On his Twitter account, the president wrote: ‘Our martyrs stand, in every hour of danger. Glory to our martyrs.’

Every July 30, Cuba commemorates the anniversary, declared by agreement of the Council of Ministers on July 26, 1959.

The date coincides with the day in which young revolutionaries Frank Pais and Raul Pujol were assassinated in 1957.

It also synthesizes the tribute to more than 20,000 Cubans who lost their lives in the struggle to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista (1952-1958), continuity of those who started the fight for independence from Spain in 1868.