Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cuba 1953: Violent Student Demonstrations

Cuba History Timeline Events
January 15, 1953
Students at the University of Havana extend their anti-Batista protests to the streets. Earlier student protests had been on campus where the police could not lawfully enter, but on moving onto the streets they provoke a confrontation with the police. In the ensuing mêlée, Rubén Batista (a student unrelated to Fulgencio Batista) is mortally wounded and dies a month later.

based on Manuel Márquez-Sterling's Cuba 1952-1959 and
Cuba 1952-1959 Interactive Timeline

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