THE PLACE WHERE JOSÉ ANTONIO ECHEVERRÍA FELL
This historical place is located almost at the intersection of L and 27th streets in the area of El Vedado, in the capital.
This place, declared a National Monument, was where José Antonio Echeverría Bianchi (1932-1957) was gunned down on March 13th of 1957. He was a student of architecture and acted as president of the FEU.
He had started to fight since March 10th of 1952, the date of Fulgencio Batista’s coupe d’état.
The day of his murder, as part of the plan of the assault on the Presidential Palace, he took the “Radio Reloj” radio station in order to announce through its microphones that the tyrannical president had been executed. Leaving the station and returning to the University, he fell in mortal combat with Batista’s police.
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