From San Antonio to Maisí, more than 20 thousand pigeons raised their flight in unison with a message of peace, love, and hope of early return to the homeland of the Cuban anti-terrorists convicted in the United States.
"Wings of Freedom" was the name chosen for this joint action "new pines" and its political vanguard, the Communist Youth Union (UJC) and Pigeon Federation of Cuba, whose members-more than nine thousand in the whole nation celebrate their day this September 18.
The initiative is part of the great crusade of millions in Cuba and the whole world, demanding justice for the Cuban Five, compliments and 15 years of imprisonment of Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and René González.
At 10 am on Wednesday, from central locations in all provinces, as "The Waterfall", at the intersection of 23 and Malecon in Vedado, pigeons-they flew the sky, most with yellow ribbons tied on their feet.
The happy idea borrows the name to an exhibition of paintings in prison several years ago by Antonio Guerrero, who played in watercolor on cardboard image of a dozen Cuban endemics.
When looking for the sample then title, Hero decided that "Wings of Liberty" was a perfect title, not only with the subject, but with its cause, for the birds, as he and his four brothers in the struggle, should not be in captivity.
Symbol of peace and purity are the pigeons, as well as communication channel and bridge of understanding, even in the most adverse conditions, and all that is explicit in this wake-up call to the world and in the struggles for the Five.
Translated by: Daysi Olano