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When the dictatorship's attack began, Commander Buitagro barricaded himself with a machine gun.
Nicaragua’s Sandinista Youth Wednesday remembered Commander Julio Buitrago, the father of the urban resistance, who died 51 years ago in combat with the military forces controlled by the Anastasio Somoza dictatorship.
Militants of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) gathered in Managua to remember a 24-year-old fighter who died after a three-hour confrontation with over 300 soldiers, who were assisted by a Sherman tank and an artillery plane.
"We paid our respects to someone who defended this Revolution, who we are living now, until his last breath," said one of the young leaders who came to the site where Buitagro died on July 15, 1969, a former safety house which is now a museum.
To pay tribute to a heroic act that Nicaraguans still remember in amazement, young students also planted ornamental plants on land next to the former FSLN's safe house.
Alcalde de Ciudad Sandino Reynaldo Raymundo Flores Genet Vice Alcaldesa, Js 19 de Julio del Distrito uno y dos Srios.Politicos de los Distritos uno y dos Ciudad Sandino Presente depositando Ofrenda Floral al Padre de la Resistencia Urbana Comandante Julio Buitrago pic.twitter.com/fxwptjSCvu