Havana, Nov 24. -President of the University Students Federation, Carlos Rangel said that Cuban students support the demands and mobilizations of Latin American young people for their educational rights."Cuban students will express their solidarity with the demands of the young people of those countries when we stage a march on November 27 in homage to the eight Medicine students executed by a firing squad during the colonial period," Rangel told Prensa Latina.
The students´ leader announced that 140 years after that event, thousands of high school and university students will march next Sunday to pay tribute to the victims of the Spanish repression during the first Cuban independence war.
This march will also be an opportunity for the young people to express their will to defend the revolutionary process and the changes to improve the country´s economic and social life, said Rangel.
According to the students´ leader, they will also ratify their demand for the release of Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, and Rene Gonzalez, the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters arrested in the United States in 1998 for monitoring violent activities against Cuba. (Prensa Latina)