A video clip shows hundreds of people giving fascist salutes en masse during a memorial service in Rome They are dressed in black, mixed reactions from Italian tweeters.
And it was Fascism In the early twentieth century, it spread in Europe as a fanatical right-wing national movement that despised democracy and believed in robbery, violence, and war against other nations to achieve a new national resurrection.
He knew the Duce Benito Mussolini Who ruled Italy in the period between 1922 and 1943 as a symbol of fascism, and he was a charismatic and authoritarian leader, with thousands of supporters and followers around him, praising him and glorifying his power day and night.
Even the leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler He was a fan of Mussolini, and he would send him letters of admiration before assuming power and ask for an autographed photo from him. He was the one who inspired the idea of Nazism to the point that he applied the same fascist salute.
The end of fascism was in 1945 AD, with the arrest of its leader and 17 of his aides, their execution, and the mutilation of their bodies. Since then, fascism has become a pariah movement in the country, and is even legally criminalized. Any promoter of it or its symbols is punished with imprisonment for a period that may reach 12 years.
transformation Italy For a Western democratic state based on the principles of freedom and liberalism, governed by a civilized constitution, and today its government is headed by a woman named Giorgia MeloniIt achieved fair and transparent democratic elections.
However, a few days ago, a video spread of hundreds of people wearing black and giving the fascist salute collectively, during a memorial service in Rome. It is a clip from a gathering of a student movement commemorating the anniversary of the departure of 3 right-wing activists from a movement called the “Youth Front,” which was formed by former members of the fascist party. 1978.
The clip received many comments from Italians on social media, some of which were monitored by the Shabakat program (1/22/2024). Among these is what Mazzanti wrote: “This great Italy is our country and we have the right to do what we want; this is a Roman greeting and nothing more. Why did you consider the video frightening?”
While Loitaro tweeted: “Strange things are happening now in Italy. The word Mussolini, which was originally forbidden… has become a trend on Twitter. Many Italians love Mussolini, but they do not say it publicly.”
As for Chardinia, she wrote: “Why don’t I see the police and intervention forces wearing riot gear to neutralize these people? Promoting fascism is a crime.”
Genuelgi said: “The Italian government knows about the existence of these people. Why doesn't it punish them on charges of harming public security? This clip is a dangerous indicator of what these people can do to Italy.”
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was a member of the Youth Front, and her current party has its roots in the same group. She refused to comment directly on the event, but described the reactions as “unjustified attacks on her government.”
The Supreme Court in Italy had decided that performing the fascist salute at marches was legal. She said: “The Roman salute is only considered a crime if there is a concrete danger of the re-establishment of the fascist party, or there are tangible targets of racial discrimination and violence.”