Today is the day when the Resistance died 44 years ago
Santo Domingo.- The country´s vanguard political ideas suffered a stunning blow 44 years ago today on January 12, 1972, when in a ferocious firefight against hundreds of troops and police, four “Commandos of the Resistance” including its leader, Amaury German Aristy and Virgilio Perdomo, Bienvenido Leal Prandy (La Chuta) and Ulises Cerón Polanco died for the cause of liberty.
Their remains would be turning in their graves today, as pseudo communists became capitalists and the extreme right is as strong as ever.
Aristy´s progressive view of Dominican society posed a threat to the regime headed by president Joaquin Balaguer, and to US interests. He had a clear view of the needs of the people still valid today, denouncing all the thefts of the country´s riches, the backwardness of public services, the insatiable land barons, among other injustices.
“Yesterday’s events are the very riveting lessons which have become harsher for years, for the young revolutionaries of Latin America. The struggle for the liberation of our country require the use of appropriate methods,” said former president Juan Bosch about the loss of the four young men.
The confrontation resulted from information obtained by the security agencies that the Commandos of the Resistance were the political-military base for the armed expedition from Cuba headed by colonel Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó.
To justify the hunt attack the Police blamed the four and Plinio Matos Moquete, Harry Jiménez, among others for the heist of The Royal Bank of Canada on November 8, 1969, unleashing a manhunt after declaring the six as “fugitives.”
Jan 12, 2016
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