Cubans, Nationwide, at the Call of
the Homeland and Its President
– Granma –
Cubans from all corners of the country are energetically expressing their rejection of the cowardly attempts of the enemies of the Revolution to generate social chaos.
“The streets of Cuba belong to the revolutionaries and we will defend them,” they say. Granma reported from the streets of Havana:
It was not necessary to raise the call of Alert! in the streets of Havana. Spontaneously, revolutionaries gathered at the intersection of Reina and Prado, close to the Fountain in front of the Saratoga Hotel which is next to the Capitol building. There they gave a dignified response to a group of mercenaries, lumpens and counterrevolutionaries, at the service of Yankee imperialism, who with hollow slogans of Liberty, and Homeland and Life, tried to disturb the public order on Sunday in the hopes that the people would join them.
The revolutionary response was not long in coming, like that of Maydelis Gutiérrez, whose attire showed her belonging to the Afro-Cuban religion in the invocation of the Orisha Oshún. who chanted at the top of her lungs “I am Fidel!”
She told Granma that she was there “to defend the Cuban Revolution at whatever cost necessary, ready to give even my blood and give the answer that those worms deserve.”
At her side, Arelys Mesa said she felt a deep uneasiness and shame when seeing the mercenary gang join the enemies of the Homeland and try to create disorder. “They will not be able to distract the country from the fight against the pandemic or from saving lives, but we are mobilized to go out to the streets to fight, so that the world knows that we were born to win, she told Granma.
Anierka Fernandez del Monte, member of the trade union federation, said that the trade union movement will never allow the counterrevolutionaries to occupy a millimeter of our streets. “Here we are the grateful ones of Fidel, Raul and our president Miguel Diaz-Canel, to go out against any imperialist provocation. We will not retreat, we will confront them, we will triumph and we will win, because our cause is just,” she said.
After the momentary disturbance of the public order on the boulevard in front of the Saratoga Hotel and the National Capitol, several provocateurs resisted arrest and assaulted the forces of the National Revolutionary Police when they were detained for disturbing the peace.
“The fact is that our enemies do not rest in trying time and again to incite a social unrest, taking advantage of the complex situation our country is going through as a result of the serious COVID-19 epidemiological crisis which is devastating the world and, in our case, the situation is aggravated by an inhuman economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States Government against Cuba for almost 60 years, with the unhealthy purpose of preventing or hindering as much as possible the arrival of food, fuel and medicines to the country,” Granma writes.
In view of the difficult reality, Carlos Arguedo Perez affirmed told Granma that “there is no fear in our people, they are not afraid, the streets belong to the Cuban people. Nobody has to summon me. The order is given, because I am fighting for the future of our nation, for the future of my family, of my compatriots. The U.S. empire will never be able to defeat us. We are a united and strong country.”