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Castro Calls for March on US Mission in Havana

Cuban president Fidel Castro has called for a march outside the U.S. mission in Havana to protest new electronic signs that have been installed by the Americans.

Mr. Castro made the appeal Sunday on Cuban television.

He complained about large electronic signs that have been spelling out messages to passersby. The signs have displayed human rights sayings of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Junior. They have also quoted parts of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that Cuba signed.

Mr. Castro said the Americans have no authority on the subject of human rights.

He also accused the U.S. of protecting Posada Carriles, a Cuban exile wanted for a 1976 airliner bombing.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.