October 17 2016
From 9am–3pm on October 17, Cuban youth and civil society reiterated their rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island by the United States
Swarm the blockade
Today, October 17, Cuban youth and civil society, the targets of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island for over 50 years by the United States, reiterated their rejection of the unjust policy in a day of activities entitled “swarm against the blockade,” which took place from 9am-3pm.
University of Havana
Actions were held throughout the country, with the University of Havana (UH) hosting the main events, while other initiatives were realized by friends of Cuba around the world.
Glories of Cuban sport
According to the website www.cubavsbloqueo.cu, activities included an encounter with Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, director for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry; exchanges with glories of Cuban sport, including Río 2016 Olympic and Paralympic medalists; a mural painting by various renowned artists and Flasmob featuring dozens of people.
Prizes for the winners of the #YoVotoVsBloqueo Selfies Competition promoted on social networks via @cubavsbloqueo were also awarded. Meanwhile, three new related cell phone apps, developed by students and staff at the University of Computer Sciences, were launched.
Cuban television also provided live coverage of events which took place at the UH.