KATMANDU, Nepal, October 1.— As part of the Global Event in Solidarity with the Cuban Five and against Terrorism, the Nepal-Cuba Solidarity Committee (CSNC) held a march in Katmandu. Banners and placards were raised in the heart of the city in support of the Cuban Five and to demand an immediate stop to the unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.
The march began at Basantapur Square and ended at the Garden of Dreams, where a massive meet was held. Around 500 people participated, including Member of Parliament Mr. Dilli Prasad and the President of the CSNC, who both expressed their support and solidarity with the Cuban Five. One of the most significant aspects of the march was the number of women who participated.
The enormous wave of solidarity that the case has generated in small and distant countries such as Nepal was evident once again; with such nations carrying out large-scale actions when there is a need to defend justice, commented Siempre Cuba, a blog for friends of the country all over the world.
Katmandu, from where you can see the Himalayas —The Roof of the World—, is located in a valley at an altitude of 1,400 meters, crossed by eight rivers and surrounded by four of the largest mountains in Nepal: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri, which reach heights of between 1,500-3,000 meters. (Juventud Rebelde)