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Cubans recalled revolutionary actions of March 13, 1957

Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National People’s Power Assembly (Parliament), Esteban Lazo, recalled the armed actions carried out 67 years ago by young revolutionaries against the Fulgencio Batista tyranny (1952-1959) in Cuba.

“There are days that transcend in history. Sixty-seven years ago, Jose Antonio Echeverria and other young people from the Revolutionary Directorate fought with admirable courage against the tyranny by attacking the Presidential Palace and seizing Radio Reloj. An everlasting example,” the parliamentary leader noted on his X account.

In another message, Lazo sent congratulations to all Cuban architects on their National Day and invited them to continue to contribute to the development of the country, as well as to maintain the commitment to continue the legacy of student leader José Antonio Echeverría.

Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, in turn, described March 13, 1957, as a day that shook all of Cuba.

Marrero expressed his homage to the martyrs of those events, especially Echeverría, who was machine-gunned in an unequal confrontation with Batista forces. “Today he is an example to be followed by the new generations of young revolutionaries,” he wrote on X.

On March 13, 1957, a group of members of the Revolutionary Directorate, the armed wing of the University Students Federation (FEU), attacked the Presidential Palace with the purpose of executing the tyrant, who became president after a coup d’état (March 1952).

The action included the occupation of Radio Reloj to call on the people to join the armed insurrection in the cities and thus support the guerrilla movement in the Sierra Maestra (east), led by Fidel Castro.

Although they did not achieve their objectives, these actions raised people’s awareness and increased the repudiation of Batista’s tyrannical regime.