151 years after the execution of the eight medical students, young university students paid tribute to the student martyrs at the Monumento de la Punta, located in Old Havana. For Pedro José Ramos, Ideológico of the National Secretariat of the Federation of University Students, the event that occurred on November 27, 1871 can be described as vile.
With the presence of Roberto Morales Ojeda, Member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee of the Party, Jorge Luis Broche Lorenzo, Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party and Head of the Department of Attention to the Social Sector and Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, member of the Central Committee of the Party and First Secretary in Havana, the tribute to the eight medical students also included the tribute of young people who participated in the Cuba-United States Youth Friendship Meeting. According to the American Yamir Yaboor, the history of the Island has innumerable acts of heroism.
Unjustly accused of having desecrated the tomb of the Spanish journalist Gonzalo de Castañón, the eight Medicine students were shot by the Volunteer Corps to instill terror in the city in colonial times. For Stephanie Espinosa, who is in her third year of medical school in the country, today thousands of young Cubans can fulfill the dreams that were taken from those innocents.
Protagonists of one of the most painful pages in the history of the Island, the eight Medicine students are remembered each year through a student duel.
(Taken from radiorebelde.cu)