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May 1st: Cubans reaffirms support to the Revolution

Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) During massive rallies and parades held this May 1, International Workers' Day, about four million Cubans reaffirmed on Wednesday their strong support for Socialism and the Revolution.

Cuban flags and posters depicting the proletarian holiday graced the massive mobilizations that gathered students, professionals, workers, families and solidarity groups nationwide.

In Havana, some 200,000 people, from five municipalities, and over 100,000 friends in solidarity with Cuba, gathered at the Anti-imperialist Grandstand to celebrate International Workers’ Day.

Attended by leader of the Cuban Revolution, Raúl Castro, and President Miguel Díaz-Canel, Havanians expressed their rejection of the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for six decades.

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Secretary-General of the Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), pointed out at the event that this day is dedicated to the heroism of the Cuban people who are concentrating their efforts on economic recovery as the fundamental battle.

De Nacimento called to work to strengthen the socialist state enterprise and thus ensure the growth of the supply of goods and services that favor the reduction of prices.

Guilarte stated that International Workers’ Day coincides with the greatest crime committed against the Palestinian people. “Cuba and its people do not remain indifferent to these grave violations,” he assured.

In Santiago de Cuba, in the far east and second largest city in the country, Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) presided over the parade attended by some 300,000 people of Santiago de Cuba.

In the opening remarks Orlando Beltran, CTC provincial secretary, expressed the workers raise their energetic condemnation to the indiscriminate bombings executed by Israel taking lives of tens of thousands of Palestinians, most of them women and children.

Solidarity brigades from France, Spain, Germany and other nations also condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade that prevents the full development of the productive forces in Cuba, stimulates political subversion, violence and the rupture of the commitment of Cubans with their institutions.