Cuban flag raised over Free Derry Corner

The Cuban national flag has bene raised at Free Derry Corner to mark the passing of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Sunday, 27th November 2016, 10:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:40 pm
Sinn Féin activist Micí Uí Ceinnseallaigh with the Cuban flag at Free Derry Wall.

The flag was raised as a mark of respect in unison with similar events in Belfast and Dublin.

Speaking about the tribute, Sinn Fein Councillor Colly Kelly said: “It was important that following the death of Fidel Castro this mark of respect was carried out at Free Derry Wall.

“The people of Derry have always had a great affinity for the people of Cuba and places like Palestine, the Basque country and South Africa.”

Fidel Alejandro Castro was at the helm of the Cuban Revolution and served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and later as President from 1976 to 2008.

He passed away on Friday at the age of 90, and an official period of mourning has been announced in Cuba.