Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thousands of Cubans Participate in Military Parade and March
Hundreds of thousands of Havana residents, on behalf of the Cuban people, participated this Saturday morning in a military parade and mass march, passing through the José Martí Revolution Square in Cuba.
The activity marks the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution on April 16th, 1961 by Revolution leader Fidel Castro, at the burial ceremony for the victims of the sabotage bombings against Cuban airfields perpetrated the day before by US Douglas B-26B Invader bombers.
The parade also marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban people’s victory against the US-led mercenary invasion at Bay of Pigs, regarded as the first defeat of US imperialism in the Americas.
Cuban youths, students, workers, militiamen and people in general marched to reaffirm the determination to continue with the Revolution. The people of the capital says “yes” to Socialism again, on behalf of the entire nation. The prelude of the invasion on the Bay of Pigs confirmed the imperialist intentions, which have not varied since 1961.
Watch video on the grand parade