Workers March Resumed in Cuba After Three Years

Cubans celebrated International Workers’ Day on Sunday in Havana’s Revolution square for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Army General Raúl Castro led the parade, which started at 7 AM.

Juana Garcia, a worker with the Cuban Institute for Philosophy who waved a small Cuban flag on a wooden stick, said the march had far exceeded her expectations, a show of solidarity for the cause.

“Despite so many difficulties, the majority of Cubans support the revolutionary process. We Cubans work to fix our own problems. We do not want interference of any kind,” Garcia said.

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla claimed on Twitter that May Day ‘has been a day of joy and commitment to the unity and continuity of the revolution.

The Worker’s March has been held across Cuba and is not only a celebration of the 63-year-old Cuban revolution but also a rebuke to the Cold War-era U.S. embargo.


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