Cuba: Fidel Castro remembered at July 26 Moncada attack celebrations

W/S Cuban President Raul Castro arriving to 26 July celebration ceremonyW/S 26 July celebrations at Revolution Square of Pinar del Rio cityM/S FlagsM/S Castro and Communist party secretary Jose Ramon Machado Ventura standing for national anthemW/S Castro and Ventura alongside othersM/S CubansW/S Crowd at celebrationM/S Castro and Ventura applauding alongside othersM/S CrowdM/S Castro and Ventura... Еще alongside othersC/U Attendee holding 26 July flagM/S Castro and Ventura alongside othersC/U Attendee wearing Che Guevara t-shirtW/S Ventura delivering commemoration speechC/U Attendee wearing Che Guevara t-shirtM/S Ventura delivering commemoration speechW/S Ventura shake hands with attendeesM/S Ceremony participants waving Cuban flagsM/S Attendees salutingSCRIPTThousands of Cubans attended the 64th anniversary of the attack on Moncada barracks, in Pinar del Rio, Wednesday, celebrating the National Rebellion Day for the first time since the passing of revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro.Cuban President, and brother of Fidel, Raul Castro attended the event alongside Communist party secretary Jose Ramon Machado Ventura who delivered the main speech of the celebrations, during which he paid tribute the late-Cuban leader. The celebration took place at Pinar del Rio’s Revolution Square with citizens waving flags of the 26th of July Movement, with many wearing T-shirts with Ernesto «Che» Guevara, one of the major figures in the Cuban Revolution.National Rebellion Day commemorates the assault of the Moncada Barracks, in which a small band of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro stormed the barracks. This day is widely regarded as the start of the Cuban Revolution which eventually deposed the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959.

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