Big rally and military parade in Cuba to mark revolution

Xinhua/ | 2017-01-03 09:30

Big rally and military parade in Cuba to mark revolution

Cuban people participate in a military parade in honor of recently deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro at Revolution Square in Havana, on January 2, 2017.[Photo/VCG]

HAVANA - Thousands of Cubans participated in a military and civic rally on Monday in homage to the late leader Fidel Castro in Havana's Revolution Square.

Jan. 2 also marks the 60th anniversary of the landing of the Granma yacht, considered the beginning of the guerrilla war against dictator Fulgencio Batista.

The parade began at 7 a.m., chaired by President Raul Castro, and was also dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the uprising in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, on Nov 30, 1956.

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