23 May – the anniversary of the mafia attack
Mezzogiorno , 23 May 2020 – 11: 22
The Quarto Savona Quindici located in the Lungaro barracks in Palermo. A piece of the highway faithfully rebuilt to bring back to life the sacrifice of Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and the three escort agents
by Roberto Chifari
To remember Giovanni Falcone, in the garden of the Lungaro barracks in Palermo, the Quarto Savona Quindici display case was placed with the twisted remains of the escort car. A piece of Highway A 29 has been faithfully rebuilt to bring back to life the sacrifice of Giovanni Falcone of his wife Francesca Morvillo and the three escort agents Antonino Montinaro, Rocco Di Cillo and Vito Schifani. President Sergio Mattarella who lost his brother in the fight against the mafia wanted to remember the memory of the magistrates and their stocks.
Massacre of Capaci, the destroyed car becomes installation
«At 28 years from the Capaci massacre I send a warm greeting to all the young people of the schools involved in the project the Nave della Legalità which recalls Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino and with them Francesca Morvillo and all the agents of the escort. The two attacks of 1992 marked the highest point of the mafia's torment against the state and struck highly prestigious and professional magistrates who with courage they had struck her hard blows. The mafiosi, in planning the assassination of the two magistrates, had not foreseen a decisive aspect: what it would cause in society. In their criminal mentality they had not foreseen that the teaching of Falcone and Borsellino, their example, the values they manifested would survive strengthening beyond their death, spreading, transmitting aspiration of freedom from crime, taking root in the conscience and affection of the many honest people ».
A 23 May abnormal that of this year. The restrictions to contain the pandemic ended up changing the ceremonial that now followed a well-oiled script. The coronavirus forced to cancel the traditional mobilization in the square and on the streets of Palermo. Stop to the parades through the main streets of the Sicilian capital, to flash mobs, to the homage under the Falcone tree which for years has gathered a crowd made up of students, citizens and representatives of institutions. The ship of legality from which pupils of schools from all over Italy share the desire to testify their closeness to the values of the anti-mafia have also been postponed. The conference in the Ucciardone bunker hall has also been canceled. A different 23 May, but not less dense with meaning and symbols.
23 May 2020 | 11: 22
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