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Excitement in Italy: Hundreds show fascist salutes at meeting in Rome

Excitement in Italy: Hundreds show fascist salutes at meeting in Rome

in Italy Video clips from a neo-fascist rally in Rome For excitement: Hundreds of people raised their right arms in the air during the event in the Italian capital Fascist salute It is shown.

This gesture is considered in Italy “Greetings Romano” (Romanian greeting). Although it is banned in Italy, it is often displayed at neo-fascist meetings.

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The anniversary was the reason for the gathering

The rally was held in Rome on Sunday evening, but on Monday videos spread quickly on social media, sparking outrage across the country. Newspapers such as La Repubblica And No Stampa She released a video of the scene from a bird's eye perspective.

Corriere della Sera She published animated pictures taken from among the crowds.

People gathered in memory of the so-called Aca Larentia murders. in Via Aka Larentia Two young neo-fascists were shot by left-wing terrorists on January 7, 1978, and a third later died.

Since then, a memorial ceremony has been held every year in front of the former headquarters of the neo-fascist party. Italian social movement (MSI), a movement founded by fascists and Mussolini loyalists.

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The videos show how people, most of them dressed in black, responded to the call “to all fallen comrades” with a cry of “present!” (German: present) They answer and raise their right arms in the air in a fascist salute. After three repetitions of the greeting, the group dispersed.

A few hours earlier, an official memorial service was held with the President of the Lazio Region, Francesco Rocca, at the same location.

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Anger at the opposition

The incident sparked widespread anger among leftist and opposition groups. “Rome, January 7, 2024. It feels like 1924. What happened is unacceptable,” opposition Social Democratic politician Elie Schlein wrote on social media, looking at Italy under fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The right-wing government of Giorgia Meloni in Italy called for measures to be taken against such incidents.

Meloni has been ruling in a right-wing coalition since October 2022. Her far-right Fratelli d'Italia party is the successor party to the MSI movement.