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Cuban hero calls to preserve citizens’ calm

Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) in Cuba, Gerardo Hernandez, urged on Thursday to protect citizens' calm and face the country's problems together.

Speaking to Prensa Latina, Hernandez, who is also a Hero of the Republic, insisted on the importance of unity when facing the United States blockade and the media campaign against the Cuban government.

‘Today there is a new call for the counterrevolution to take to the streets, but you have seen that there is calm, the presence of young people, students and mass organizations who support our Communist Party,’ he added.

Henandez participated along with hundreds of young people in a caravan along the Havana coast to transmit a message of peace, love and support for Cuban institutions.

‘The streets belong to all Cubans, except for those who bring violence, affect our families and seek to deliver Cuba on a silver platter to a North American invasion,’ he said.

He ratified that it is necessary to take care of citizens’ peace, an element ‘that other countries envy because here we can walk without fear of gang shootings, we must preserve that.’

According to the second secretary of the National Committee of the Young Communists League (UJC), Lisara Corona, today’s caravan also celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Student Organization (August 11), the International Youth Day (August 12), and the 95th birthday of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (August 13).

The procession left at 9:00 a.m., local time, and ended a few kilometers away with a university fair in the 13 de Marzo park, something that happened simultaneously in other squares of the capital.

These events coincide with the 27th anniversary of the events on August 5, 1994, when a group of citizens carried out violent acts and vandalism in streets near the Havana coast.

According to authorities and experts, Cuba is the target of a simultaneous war: media, symbolic, economic, political, all connected by technology, which exacerbates violence in digital platforms and spreads fake news on a global scale to distort reality and stimulate destabilization.