- Title: Cuban students march in support of Fidel Castro
- Date: 28th November 2016
- Summary: HAVANA, CUBA (NOVEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) STUDENTS UNDER STEPS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAVANA CHANTING "FIDEL, FIDEL" STUDENTS MARCHING IN STREET STUDENTS UNDER GIANT CUBAN FLAG (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CUBAN STUDENT, GRETEL MORALES, SAYING: "Today we are to remember the memory of our commander in chief Fidel Castro Ruz, who will never be forgotten, because we all share the same pain of his loss." VARIOUS OF STUDENT MARCH (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, AYMEE MARRERO, SAYING: "We lost a great figure of the Cuban people, a transcendental man in the history of Cuba and in my opinion of the world." STUDENT MARCH
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- Keywords: Fidel Castro Raul Castro tribute homage student march
- Location: HAVANA, CUBA
- City: HAVANA, CUBA
- Country: Cuba
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0015AD0ZEV
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- Story Text: Hundreds of students from the University of Havana took to the streets on Monday (November 28) in the capital and marched towards the Plaza de la Revolucion to pay tribute to Fidel Castro.
The students gathered at dawn on the emblematic staircase of the university, where they placed flowers and images of Castro.
The march began as they descended the steps of the university. They shouted cheers to Fidel Castro and held Cuban flags in the street.
"Today we are to remember the memory of our commander in chief Fidel Castro Ruz, who will never be forgotten, because we all share the same pain of his loss," said Cuban student, Gretel Morales.
"We lost a great figure of the Cuban people, a transcendental man in the history of Cuba and in my opinion of the world," added University Professor, Aymee Marrero.
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday (November 25). He was 90.
A towering figure of the 20th century and Cold War icon, Castro stuck to his ideology beyond the collapse of Soviet communism and remained widely respected in parts of the world that struggled against colonial rule.
Castro had been in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006. He formally ceded power to his younger brother, Raul, two years later.
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