| January 8, 2009 at 02:02 pm
A massive dissident manifestation traveled the streets of Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 8, from San Francisco de Paula, in the outskirts, to the old military camp of Columbia, at present School Center "Ciudad Libertad." This way, hundred of thousands of Havanan expressed their support to the Dissident Movement headed by Fidel Castro in 1956 which put away from power to the dictator Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar. Using two military trucks (in one of them was the word FREEDOM) and some few cars and motorcycles, the demonstrators crossed several neighborhoods of Havana amid the popular joy escorted by the traffic police. In the route were historical places like Cotorro, Virgen del Camino, the Malecón and the famous 23 street, where are located the headquarters of the national TV and radio. Many commuters, neighbors and spectators were thwarted waiting anxious for the caravan, for more than two hours in many cases, but they remained in the streets to back this Dissident Movement taking the streets of Havana, 50 years after Fidel did.