31 YEARS AGO, ON MAY 9th...

by Marco Stefano Vitiello May. 09, 2009 7625 views

Peppino Impastato was born in Cinisi in the province of Palermo, into a Mafia family. His father Luigi Impastato had been sent into internal exile during the fascist era, and was a close friend of Mafia boss Gaetano Badalamenti. His father's brother-in-law, Cesare Manzella, was an important mafia boss who was killed in car bomb attack in 1963.
As an adolescent, Peppino broke off relations with his father – who kicked him out of the house – and initiated a series of political and cultural Antimafia activities.
He was killed during the election campaign on the night of May 8-9, by a charge of TNT placed under his body, which had been stretched over the local railway line – a sinister twist of fate to the car-bomb that had killed his uncle and initiated Peppino's revolt against the Mafia.
The same day, Christian-Democrat Prime Minister Aldo Moro's corpse (killed by Red Brigades) was discovered in via Caetani, Rome.

dark clouds over the city of Taranto

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Péter Somogyvári 11 years, 1 month ago

Great picture, interesting story !

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Reinaldo 11 years, 1 month ago

Gran reportaje!!! Gracias

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David Cardona 11 years, 1 month ago

Awesome content and a wonderful pic! A beautiful day for so bad news! Thanks for sharing dear friend!

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Tom Thompson 11 years, 1 month ago

Thats why I love your shots Marco they all come with history, another nice shot and reportage

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Livelovelaugh 11 years, 1 month ago

Wow! What a story! Sometimes it's hard to believe this was a reality. Excellent post. :)

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Glennis 11 years, 1 month ago

Very good shot!

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Jack Castelo Branco 11 years, 1 month ago

Great post :))

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Jennye 11 years, 1 month ago

very interesting!!
great shot!

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Finbarr 11 years, 1 month ago

interesting post !!! well done !

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