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Cuba: Yellow Ribbons in Support of the Cuban 5

Yellow ribbons for the Cuban Five. Photo: Radio Angulo  More than 124,500 students from different educational centers attached to the Ministry of Education in the central-eastern province of Camaguey, will wear yellow garments during the World Campaign of Solidarity with the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons, it was announced on Saturday.

The information, provided to Prensa Latina by local education officials, states that about 700 schools are organizing activities

for September 12, on the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.

Rene Gonzalez is one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who, along with his compatriots, was gathering information to thwart terrorist attacks on the Cuban people. He launched the initiative of carrying yellow ribbons.

Gonzalez is already in Cuba after serving 13 years in prison and an additional punishment of supervised release in the United States.

Tie yellow ribbons for the Cuban 5. Photo: PL A yellow ribbon means hope for U.S. people and its use is a tradition inherited from the English Civil War. It took place at two moments from 1642 to 1651 between royalists and parliamentarians.

The solidarity campaign began on September 5 and will end on September 12, a date when the color yellow will prevail throughout Cuba.

The song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown, will be listened on that day.

In one of its stanzas, the song says: "I'm comin' home, I've done my time / Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine / If you received my letter telling you I'd soon be free / Then you'll know just what to do..." / Source: PL

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