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Cuban Resistance Day- 15th Anniversary of the August 5th, 1994 Maleconazo Freedom Uprising
By Asamblea de la Resistencia

 

On August 5, 1994 thousands took to the streets of Havana to demand their freedom. Cubans of all ages, despite the police presence, marched chanting “long live human rights” and calling for an end to the dictatorship through various areas of the Cuban capital adjacent to the sea wall (Malecón). This action was one of the most prominent demonstrations of Cuban resistance to communism.

15 years later, the resistance is now a more pronounced and visible presence within the island. The phrase “We All Are the Resistance” is heard constantly in civic actions carried out by Cubans throughout the country.

The Assembly of the Resistance, in an initiative of the Historic Political Prisoners and of the First Congress of Cuban Political Prisoners, calls upon all Cubans to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the "Maleconazo" as Cuban Resistance Day, on August 5, wherever they reside, in any city or country in the world.

Additionally, friends of the cause of freedom in Cuba will also mark this day in different countries.

Vigils which will take place between 8pm to 9pm that day with lighted candles in support of the internal resistance in Cuba and demanding freedom for all Cubans, who want to live in democracy.

Vigils in the Miami-area vigils will be held at:



Little Havana: South West 8 Street and 13th Avenue (Monument to Brigade 2506)



Westchester:Bird Road (South West 40 St.) y 87 Avenue. (In front of La Carreta Restaurant)



Hialeah: West 49 St y 16 Avenue (Parking lot of Westland Mall).



For further information , please contact the Information Center for Cuban Resistance Day.



Tel. (305) 220-2713

Fax: (305) 220-2716

E-mail:asambleadelaresistencia@gmail.com

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