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Cuban youngsters remember March 13, 1957 uprising

Cuban youngsters remember March 13, 1957 uprisingHAVANA, Cuba, Mar 13 (acn) Young generations and the entire people of Cuba will pay homage today to the protagonists of the epic of March 13, 1957, when university students assaulted on the Presidential Palace and Reloj Radio Station.

We will honor a supreme example of altruism, which encourages us to continue fighting, to believe in the utility of virtue, to demand from us every day the quality of being revolutionaries and the duty to do more for Cuba, Yordan Bango Porro, vice president of the Federation of University Student (FEU by its Spanish acronym), told ACN.

We will pay tribute to José Antonio Echeverría and his companions, to their audacity, patriotism, loyalty and commitment to the people, and to the indestructible unity of the students with the Revolution, sealed with the Charter of Mexico and on behalf of which they happily marched that Wednesday afternoon, he added.

The first homage, as always, very early in the morning, will be to the FEU President of Honor, before the blaque lying on one side of the University Hill indicating the place where 60 years ago he died facing Batista's tyranny, he said.

There will be other activities such as the March 13th marathon, visits to the mausoleum of the martyrs of this deed at Christopher Columbus cemetery, the Jose Antonio Echeverria University, Reloj Radio Station, which will be 70 this year, among others.

Combatants of the Revolutionary Directory, relatives of the fallen and Jose Antonio's companions will accompany the new generation in these and other actions in Havana and Cardenas, birthplace of the hero, where the traditional popular pilgrimage will take place to his grave in the cemetery of that city.

At night, in front of the Revolution Museum, there will be a political-cultural evening, with the presentation by La Colmenita children's theater company of their most recent work: Crecer con Martí and Fidel, and an audiovisual showing the endearing relationship between Echeverria and the leader of the Cuban Revolution.

The day and, of course, the commemoration of the events of March 13, 1957, are among the main actions towards December 20, when that mass organization, the oldest in the country, will celebrate its 95th anniversary.

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