Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries take over Cuba
Havana Cuba Date:1959, January Duration:5 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
People parading in streets of a city in Cuba, carrying a banner reading: "llega Fidel huyo Batista" (Batista fled Fidel arrives). They celebrate the succcess of Fidel Castro's revolution. Some demonstrators remove items from building displaying a sign reading: "Confederacion Concejales de Cuba, DPN Guas ICLAN Alcalde Oficinas." They pile items on a car parked by the building and set it on fire. They destroy gaming tables in casinoes. Uniformed police respond to the violence and gun fights ensue. Civilians are wounded (and possibly killed) in the melee. Fidel Castro is seen in the company of former President, Carlos Prío Socarrás,and Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriarán, making his way through a crowd of newsmen and reporters. Scenes of destruction from bombing by the Batista military. Crowds of Castro supporters parading with banners, including some referring to the July 26th movement. Some persons have "26" written on their foreheads. People cheer Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Revolutionaries parade a captured army tank and other items through the streets. Castro and Guevera along with others of their band, ride through the streets on an open vehicle as throngs cheer them.The people welcome Castro-style Democracy. Fidel Castro speaking over a public address system.The Monument to the Abolition of Slavery located in Matanzas, Cuba, is adorned with a flag. A sign reading "Fidel: te Saluda." In Miami, Florida, an exiled Batista supporter is attacked by a man and is restrained by local policemen. Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries pose. An armed revolutionary poses by an army tank.
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