Acca Larentia, Schlein: “What happened is unacceptable. Immediate questioning of Piantedosi”

The secretary of the Democratic Party posts the video with the Roman greetings in front of the former MSI headquarters during the commemoration. Calenda: “Unacceptable shame”. Tajani: “We anti-fascists”

Rome, 7 January 2024. And it seems like 1924“. Thus begins the post on Facebook by the secretary of the Democratic Party, Elly Schlein, who also shares a video, to comment Roman greetings in front of the former MSI headquarters during the commemoration of Acca Larentia. “We will present a question to Minister Piantedosi – writes Schlein – what happened is not acceptable. The neo-fascist organizations must be dissolved, as the Constitution says”.

Far-right militants gathered yesterday, January 7, to commemorate the three young militants of the Youth Front, Franco Bigonzetti, Francesco Ciavatta and Stefano Recchioni who died 46 years ago. The first two were killed by a commando who came out of nowhere and opened fire on 5 boys who came out of the MSI section at Appio Tuscolano. Recchioni, however, died from a gunshot fired (it is not yet known by whom) in the street riots that occurred a few hours later.

The political reactions

“This is an unacceptable shame in a European democracy.” The leader of Action wrote it on social media Carlo Calenda commenting on the images of Roman greetings during the commemoration of Acca Larentia. “This image seems to be dated exactly one hundred years ago, in 1924, and instead it is from yesterday evening.” The senator writes it on his social media channels Enrico Borghi, group leader in the Senate of Italia Viva and member of Copasir, posting the photo of the far right rally in Acca Larenzia in Rome. “It is unacceptable that we allow ourselves to give the Roman salute in today’s Italy, and to explicitly recall the rallies of the dissolved national fascist party, without any respect for our history and for those who fought for our freedoms”. “Given the promptness with which the police intervened at La Scala for a (harmless) scream, I am waiting for the Ministry of the Interior to communicate that it has activated the same procedures followed by Digos at La Scala in Milan and to pass the footage to the judiciary for the necessary identifications”, he added.

“Human pity for the dead is not in question nor is the condemnation of the political violence of yesterday and today. All of it, without distinction. But the Roman salute, given on the occasion of the remembrance of Acca Larentia, is itself a symbol of death , violence and oppression. For this reason he should be condemned first and foremost by the political forces. All of them. Anyone who doesn’t do so is complicit”, declared the PD deputy, Nicola Zingaretti.

“We are outraged by the Roman greetings in front of the former MSI headquarters in Via Acca Larentia, in Rome and we do not understand how it was possible that this fascist act was allowed. The glorification and celebration of symbols and gestures praising fascism are unacceptable and go against the fundamental values ​​of democracy and civil coexistence. We will present an urgent question to Minister Piantedosi to shed light on how he allowed these disturbing events to take place and on the need to adopt concrete measures to combat any form of organization illegal that promotes fascist ideals. Neo-fascist organizations must be dissolved because they are illegal and those who praise fascism must be prosecuted according to the law. It is our duty to keep our guard high against any manifestation of intolerance or violence that endangers our peaceful coexistence and the respect for democratic principles”. So in a note the co-spokesperson for Green Europe and AVS MP Angelo Bonelli.

“Do you shout ‘Long live Anti-Fascist Italy’ at La Scala in Milan? You are identified. Do you hold out your arm during the commemoration of Acca Larentia? Nobody asks you for documents. Minister Piantedosi should clarify why this different treatment between those who affirm a constitutional principle and those who ‘don’t care’ about the Italian constitution”. This is stated by secretary of Più Europa Riccardo Magi.

“For many, the boys who died in Acca Larentia were second-class deaths. This applies to them, to the Mattei brothers, to Sergio Ramelli and many other right-wing boys who died in those terrible years. I, who come from another world, remember that it was said that ‘killing a fascist is not a crime’ and this caused impunity and ethical relativism. An unbearable thing.” So yesterday the deputy group leader of the Brothers of Italy in the Chamber, Alfredo Antoniozzi.

“It was a terrible day for Rome, that 7 January 1978. It is right to be here today, in via Acca Larentia, in the Tuscolano district of the capital, to remember the very young Franco Bigonzetti, Francesco Ciavatta and Stefano Recchioni, who died from the ideological hatred that it poisoned the years of lead”, wrote the president of the Lazio Region Francesco Rocca on ‘Fb’ posting some photos of the commemoration. “46 years later it is our duty to remember. We therefore commemorate these boys killed in the name of their ideas and political beliefs, so that this never happens again”, he concluded.

Tajani: “We anti-fascists, certain behaviors must be condemned”

“We are a force that is certainly not fascist, we are anti-fascists. Anyone who has behaved must certainly be condemned by everyone, just as all demonstrations of support for dictatorships must be condemned. There is a law, it is foreseen that we can make an apology for fascism in our country.” Thus in a press conference the secretary of Forza Italia, Antonio Tajani, regarding the opposition’s proposal on the dissolution of the neo-fascist organizations after the Roman greetings at the commemoration of the Acca Larentia massacre.

“For many, the boys who died in Acca Larentia were second-class deaths. This applies to them, to the Mattei brothers, to Sergio Ramelli and many other right-wing boys who died in those terrible years. I, who come from another world, remember that it was said that ‘killing a fascist is not a crime’ and this caused impunity and ethical relativism. An unbearable thing.” So yesterday the deputy group leader of the Brothers of Italy in the Chamber, Alfredo Antoniozzi.

“It was a terrible day for Rome, that 7 January 1978. It is right to be here today, in via Acca Larentia, in the Tuscolano district of the capital, to remember the very young Franco Bigonzetti, Francesco Ciavatta and Stefano Recchioni, who died from the ideological hatred that poisoned the years of lead,” wrote the president of the Lazio Region Francesco Rocca on ‘Fb’ posting some photos of the commemoration. “46 years later it is our duty to remember. We therefore commemorate these young people killed in the name of their ideas and political beliefs, so that this never happens again”, she concluded.

Selvaggia Lucarelli

“I hate you because those who say ‘but Giorgia Meloni, but la digos, but this government’ force me to remind those who don’t remember that what happened in Acca Larentia has been happening for years, same gathering, same ceremony. Only governments change , but no one even cancels the Celtic cross in the space where the fascist commemoration takes place. (the images of 2022 seem the same to me. And so do those of 2019, 2018…)”, writes Selvaggia Lucarelli in a post on Twitter.

Roberto Saviano

“As is now customary, the commemoration of the Acca Larentia massacre becomes the occasion for a neo-fascist celebration, and it does not only happen under this far-right government, which should make us seriously reflect on the maturity of our democratic institutions”, we read in Roberto Saviano’s post. “The parade with military procedure that regiment the alleged troops is ridiculous: it asks for attention, then repeats three times ‘for all the fallen comrades’ and the chorus response is ‘present’, with the emphasis of the Roman salute. Finally it authorizes the ‘rest’ and dissolves the ranks. Grotesque in the aspiration to feel like a fascist militia for a few minutes; grotesque and ridiculous, certainly, and yet no less disturbing”, he writes again.

“Seeing that this staging happens authorized, protected and facilitated by the institutions is frightening. A neo-fascist parade has nothing to do with the memory of the victims of terrorism. The same country that proceeds to identify those who shout ‘long live’ at La Scala Anti-fascist Italy, which beats up students, which sentences those who organize rave parties to prison, allows this type of event on public land. All in coherent continuity with the authoritarian transformation of our country, where these antics serve to caress the fur of the radical fringes of far right who always feel snubbed and betrayed by the ‘comrades’ who have reached seats of power, but who, incredibly, still need the support of these exalted people”, he concludes.



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