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Italy: Activists remember Mussolini's fallen soldiers on Liberation Day02:05

Italy: Activists remember Mussolini's fallen soldiers on Liberation Day

Italy, Milan
April 25, 2016 at 22:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 100 activists gathered at Milan's Maggiore cemetery, Monday, to commemorate the soldiers of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic who died fighting against partisans who seized control of the city on April 25, 1945. The ceremony was held as the rest of Italy marked the Anniversary of the Liberation, heralding the end of Mussolini's republic and of the Nazi occupation of Italy.

Activists decorated the gravestones with flags of the Italian Social Republic and carried contemporary Italian flags as they marched through the site. They stood to attention and held a minute's silence to remember those who died.

Local authorities deployed a large contingent of security forces in case of violence.

Italy: Activists remember Mussolini's fallen soldiers on Liberation Day02:05
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Over 100 activists gathered at Milan's Maggiore cemetery, Monday, to commemorate the soldiers of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic who died fighting against partisans who seized control of the city on April 25, 1945. The ceremony was held as the rest of Italy marked the Anniversary of the Liberation, heralding the end of Mussolini's republic and of the Nazi occupation of Italy.

Activists decorated the gravestones with flags of the Italian Social Republic and carried contemporary Italian flags as they marched through the site. They stood to attention and held a minute's silence to remember those who died.

Local authorities deployed a large contingent of security forces in case of violence.

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