"The medical students murdered by the hatred of the volunteers in 1871 will never be forgotten," President Díaz-Canel wrote in X, 152 years after the crime. Image: Taken from @DiazCanelB.

152 years after one of the most barbaric crimes committed by the Spanish colonial regime on Cuban soil, Miguel Díaz-Canel, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic, said on Monday that the time that has elapsed has not been able to take away the pain of the homeland for the shooting of eight innocent people.

From his official profile on X, Díaz-Canel said that the medical students killed by the hatred of the volunteers will never be forgotten.

The president wrote that "not even a century and a half of time has been able to reduce the vileness of the crime, nor take away the pain of the homeland for the execution of eight innocent people."

He also assured that "the medical students murdered by the hatred of the volunteers in 1871 will never be forgotten."

Each year Cuba pays tribute to the students with activities throughout the country, including a march from the University of Havana to the monument to the students shot on November 27, 1871, under the false accusation of having desecrated the tomb of Spanish journalist Gonzalo de Castañón.

Not even a century and a half of time has been able to reduce the vileness of the crime, nor take away the pain of the Homeland for the shooting of 8 innocent people. The medical students murdered by the hatred of volunteers in 1871 will never be forgotten. #CubaViveEnSuHistoria pic.twitter.com/gRGDT8sKF9

— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) November 27, 2023

(With information from ACN)