Source: Rock Around the Blockade (RATB)
On Saturday 14 August 2010, RATB (Manchester Branch), held a public information stall in Piccadilly Gardens, to celebrate Fidel's 84th birthday. With this in mind, we put a framed photo of Fidel in his prime on our stall along with a large poster-size birthday card on display, and invited members of the public to add their signatures to it.
It was amazing how many people came up to the stall wanting to sign his card and send greetings to this great warrior including many young people. Red, blue and white balloons in the colours of the Cuban flag along with special revolutionary music and recorded speeches by Fidel added to the occasion. Educational and enlightening speeches on a megaphone from another comrade were excellent and many people just sat in the sun nearby listening to what we had to say.