Friends from Fifty-Six Countries March in Favor of the Cuban Five

Some 10,000 people, including over 300 foreigners from 56 countries defied rain on Saturday to march for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998. Participants in the Sixth International Colloquium for the freedom of the Cuban Five —as Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon LabaƱino and Fernando Gonzalez are internationally known—, which is underway in the eastern city of Holguin, accompanied thousands of locals who marched to the monument dedicated to Ernesto Che Guevara in this city.

Adriano Agostino, a member of the Cuba-Italy Friendship Association, told ACN that he closely follows the case of the Cuba Five from Genoa, where he lives in Italy.

Joe Callahan, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, said he was impressed by the massive support of the Cuban Five, who were arrested and given harsh and unjust sentences for monitoring anti-Cuba extreme right-wing groups in South Florida that were planning and carrying out attacks against the island.

This article appeared on the Cuban News Agency website on 20th November 2010