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Cuban province celebrates May Day

Camagüey, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) At the Revolution Square of Camagüey, where the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, gave his last speech to local residents in 1989, thousands of workers marched in salute to international Workers' Day.

It was precisely the Commander-in-Chief’s legacy that was a key driver for trade unionists “with the mission of building a better Cuba,” according to Isnaldo Castellanos, a member of the Secretariat of the Central Workers’ Union in Camagüey.

The emblematic space, named after Ignacio Agramonte (1841-1873), a leading figure in Cuba’s independence struggles against Spanish colonialism, also witnessed the solidarity of Cuban trade unionists.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Degontran Genny, a student from the University of Medical Sciences of Camagüey, said that “although it is my first time in a May Day celebration, being here is a privilege.”

The young man, a future doctor, explained that “beyond becoming doctors, here they teach us humanity, that is why I see so many beautiful flags from several countries, especially in defense of Palestine.”

The signs of solidarity on this day also come from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), as stated by Osmery Melendi, from that institution.

“We demand an end to genocide in Gaza, and the Cuba’s removal from the false list of countries that sponsor terrorism.”