HAS 46 years after the death of Aldo Moro, Sergio Mattarella one filed wreath in memory of all the victims who fell at the hands of terrorism in Italy. With him, the Presidents of the Chambers, Ignazio La Russa and Lorenzo Fontana, the President of the Constitutional Court, Augusto Barbera and Matteo Piantedosi, Minister of the Interior.

The ceremony took place in via Caetani, Rome, where the body of Aldo Moro was found on May 9, 1978, the day all of Italy remembers the date on which the statesman's body was found. THEOn May 9 of the same year, journalist Peppino Impastato was also found murdered..

“Today is a date that has deeply marked the memory and conscience of our nation. On May 9, 1978, the body of Aldo Moro, brutally murdered by the Red Brigades, was found in the trunk of a car, in via Caetani, in Rome. The same day, Peppino Impastato fell into the hands of the mafia,” the Prime Minister wrote. Giorgia Meloni on official social networks.

“And it was May 9, 2021, the day of the beatification of Rosario Livatino, magistrate killed by Stidda. A statesman – continued the Prime Minister – a courageous activist and a judge whose sacrifices must not be forgotten and must not be in vain.”

“It is no coincidence that in 2007 the Italian Parliament created the May 9 “Remembrance Day” dedicated to the memory of all the victims of terrorism and massacres of this kind”, concluded Meloni.

The commemoration in the Senate

The entire day today is dedicated to the celebration of Remembrance Day dedicated to the victims of terrorism and similar massacres. The Senate of the Republic hosted the ceremony from 11 a.m. this morning in the presence of the President of the Republic present in the room of the Palais Madame Sergio Mattarellathe president of the Senate Ignazio La Russa and the President of the Chamber of Deputies Lorenzo Fontana. Also present in the hemicycle is the President of the Council of Ministers. Giorgia Melonithe President of the Constitutional Court Augusto Barbera, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani, of the Interior Matteo Piantedosi and of Relations with Parliament Luca Cirian.

The interpretation of the national anthem was entrusted to students of the Augusto Righi Scientific High School he was born in Ennio Quirino Visconti Classical High School in Rome.

The ceremony was introduced by Silvia Giralucci, president of the Casa della Memoria del Veneto association and daughter of Graziano Giralucci, killed by the Red Brigades in 1974. The President of the Senate La Russa and the President of the Chamber Fontana then took the word.

Immediately afterwards, a Rai video was shown recalling the episodes mentioned after the ceremony by the families of certain victims of terrorism: Senator Alfredo Bazoli, Franco Sirotti, Piero Mazzola, Caterina Manzo and Roberto Della Rocca. At the end of the ceremony, the plaques were given to the 3 winning schools of the “Trace di Memoria 2023-2024” competition.

La Russa remembers Aldo Moro and Peppino Impastato

“Today marks the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Aldo Moro. A brutal assassination that followed the massacre of his escort that occurred 55 days earlier. And on that same day – that accursed May 9, 1978 – Peppino Impastato was also murdered: victim of the mafia and – if I may say so – of this equally cruel and merciless mafia terrorism”. The President of the Senate, Ignazio La Russa, paid tribute to the Christian Democratic leader and the journalist killed by the mafia, opening the celebrations with his speech in the hall of the Palais Madame. “A respectful thought” then addresses La Russa “to the recent victims of international and religious terrorism. I think of all those who lost their lives in Paris, Berlin, London, in Europe and beyond”. “International scenarios are changing, the enemies of democracy are changing and the objectives of terrorists are also changing; what must not change – observes the President of the Senate – is our commitment against an often invisible enemy.”

Commemoration in the Senate on May 9, 2024. The national anthem performed by the high school students of Rome Handle

Commemoration in the Senate on May 9, 2024. The national anthem performed by the high school students of Rome

The President of the House, Fontana: “Rights and freedoms must be defended every day”

“To respond to the legitimate demands for truth and justice from the families of the victims” of terrorism, “Parliament has long begun the work of declassifying and publishing documents acquired and produced by successive parliamentary commissions of inquiry” . over time. I believe this is the best way to honor the debt of truth and justice that we owe not only to the families of the victims, but to the entire country. » Thus the President of the House, Lorenzo Fontana Ignazio, speaking in the Senate chamber on the occasion of the celebration of Remembrance Day dedicated to the victims of terrorism and massacres of this type. “It is also necessary to strengthen awareness that the rights and freedoms we enjoy must be protected and defended day after day. The more this awareness is anchored, the stronger the response will be to any threat against our democracy, especially in the current historical moment, marked by war which risks reviving phenomena of violence and fanaticism. I hope that the country will always respond to these threats in a compact, strong and resolute manner, as has happened in the past,” concluded the President of Montecitorio.

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