Caracas, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of young Venezuelans gathered together in this capital to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University Student Day, with a great march in support of the Bolivarian Revolution and achievements in education.
It was with the arrival of Commander Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution in 1993 that a public, free and inclusive education was guaranteed ‘, coincided in affirming students gathered in the Plaza Venezuela from where the rally will depart to the Miraflores Palace (government headquarters).
They also stressed that these achievements are maintained with President Nicolás Maduro, a faithful follower of Chávez’s ideas, they indicated.
With the walkthey will pay tribute to the students who six decades ago declared themselves on general strike against Marcos Perez Jimenez dictatorship.
On November 21, 1957, the students of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) declared themselves unemployed, summoned from the underground by the Patriotic Board and the Student Front, to demand the cessation of repression and torture.
They also demanded the freedom of thousands of people imprisoned for their political ideals, the end of the dictatorship that since 1952 had the Venezuelans desolated, and the call for elections to constitute a democratic government, added the Venezuelan News Agency.
The day before, the Education Minister, Elías Jaua, summoned to join the significance of the historic date to ‘commemorate this struggle for independence, sovereignty and freedom.’
He also recalled the importance of that November 21 in which the university front pronounced itself to prevent Pérez Jiménez from perpetuating himself in power.
‘That reason led the youth of that time to break into the Aula Magna of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), where an international congress of cardiology was held, to denounce, before countries of the world, the injustices of the perez jimenista regime,’ he noted.