Thousands of Cubans Flock to Honor Fidel Castro in Havana

People stand in line to pay tribute to Cuba

People stand in line to pay tribute to Cuba’s late President Fidel Castro in Revolution Square in Havana, Nov. 28, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

telesur Nov. 28, 2016 |Cubans will pay final respects on Monday and Tuesday to the late president and revolutionary, known simply as “El Comandante” or “El Jefe” on the island.

Thousands of Cubans are flocking to Havana’s Revolution Square Monday to pay final respects to revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at the age of 90.

A long line of supporters snaked through the vast square as Cubans walked by a memorial to the former leader. Some mourners were in tears, others saluted a flower-flanked nearly life-sized photo featuring Fidel dressed in his iconic army fatigues.

Elsewhere in the square, a massive banner of the revolutionary icon was draped across the facade of the Cuban National Library — the same place graced by an image of Jesus during Pope Francis’ historic visit to the island last year.

“Who is not going to be affected by a man who did everything for us?” Jose Luis Herrera, one of the workers who help hand the larger-than-life photo, told Reuters. “He is the one who guided me and my children. He is my god.”

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