HAVANA, Dec. 9, 1955 (UP) - Two weeks of bloody student uprisings appeared Friday to follow the pattern of the student riots that deposed Cuban Dictator Gerardo Machado 22 years ago. Since the disorders against President Fulgencio Batista first flared Nov. 27, more than 300 students have been arrested and over 100 persons injured.
Anti-government demonstrations have been staged by students in Havana and dozens of other cities across the island.
In 1933, it was the nation's students who paved the way for the overthrow of Machado through a campaign of daily harassment ranging from street demonstrations to acts of terrorism.
A similar campaign of daily violence appeared to be the strategy now.
The student body at Havana University, led by the left-wing University Students Federation, has long been a hotbed of militant opposition to Batista.
Batista's political opponents are striving to force him to hold a presidential election next year. But Batista is determined to serve out the full four-year term to which he was elected in 1954.