Millions of Cubans marched today through Cubas main squares on occasion of the International Workers Day, in defense of socialism and the conquests of the Revolution, started on January 1, 1959.
An intensive movement could be seen since early today across the country, with people moving to the sites of the parades in the capitals of the country’s 14 provinces.
Mostly dressed in national colors (blue, red and white) and carrying posters with slogans to support the updating of the socialist and the conquests of the Cuban Revolution, participants marched in blocs united through the squares of the provincial capitals.
Since very early today, just at 07:00 local hour, parades began in the mentioned places of this island.
The celebration at the Havana’s Revolution Square had the additional incentive of the presence of President Raul Castro, Venezuela statesman Nicolas Maduro, the Cuban Five, and more than 2,000 representatives of union movements from 70 countries, among them from 28 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Participants in those parades also defended independence and sovereignty of all nations worldwide, especially from the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, as well as workers struggles throughout the planet.
The Cuban Five, as Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez are internationally known, led Havana parade. They were unjustly imprisoned in the United States for defending Cuba from violent actions organized by anti-Cuban groups settled in Florida.
The parade at the Revolution Square in this capital also began with representation of Cuban health professionals who worked in an internationalist mission in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea Conakry, to help those nations fighting an Ebola outbreak.