On July 26, 1953, a group of 135 young Cubans, with revolutionary ideas, dressed in Army uniforms and led by the young lawyer Fidel Castro, decided to attack the Moncada barracks, the second military fortress of the country and headquarters of the number 1 regiment of the Antonio Maceo division.
The assault was part of the armed actions that sought to end the repression to which the island was subjected since the coup d’etat of March 10, 1952.
In support of this action, the «Carlos Manuel de Céspedes» barracks in Bayamo, located in the center of Oriente Province, were simultaneously taken over.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, recalled this feat, undertaken by the so-called Generation of the Centenary, which managed to reactivate the struggle for national liberation.
«Congratulations to the Cuban people! 65 years have passed since the Assault on the Moncada Barracks and their rebelliousness continues to be present in the struggle against US imperialism. Long live the 26J Movement! https://goo.gl/KHkbNc»
10:47 – Jul 26 2018