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Workers demand an end to US hostile policy against Cuba

Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Around 200,000 workers expressed their support for the Revolution and demanded an end to the United States blockade against Cuba at Havana's José Martí Anti-imperialist Tribune on Wednesday.

Together with some 1,100 solidarity activists, trade unionists and representatives of left-wing organizations from 58 countries, participants in the mass rally demanded Cuba’s removal from Washington’s unilateral State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list. According to Amelia Leiva, a worker in the education sector, Washington’s policy of growing hostility has a significant impact on workers, their families and, ultimately, on the entire population, and is an attack on the human rights of Cubans.

Hence, for several weeks now, events have been held in work and educational centers, organizations and institutions throughout the nation to celebrate International Workers’ Day, which reaffirmed the Cubans’ will of sovereignty, independence and self-determination, she said.

According to self-employed (private) worker Pedro Pablo Díaz, the presence at the event of the leader of the Revolution, Raúl Castro, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, and other leaders is an expression of the unity of the Cuban people around their socialist project.

Participants in the political and cultural event also repudiated the massacre perpetrated by the State of Israel against the Palestinian civilian population, with the complicity of the United States.