Italy remembers innocent victims of mafia (3)

23rd national day of remembrance led by Foggia march

Italy remembers innocent victims of mafia (3)

Foggia, March 21 - Italy on Wednesday marked the 23rd annual day of remembrance for the innocent victims of the mafia with events all over the country. The main march was held in the Puglia city of Foggia, attended by thousands of people and led by anti-mafia priest Father Luigi Ciotti. Events will be held simultaneously in another 14,000 places in Italy, Europe and Latin America. Prominent victims of Italy's three main mafias were remembered. In all, one million people were reported to have marched in the events. Victims relatives demanded justice, filing past with photos of their late loves ones and holding up banners saying "Silence is the Mafia". Successive governments have vowed to up the fight against Italy's mafias, which come from the southern regions of Sicily (Cosa Nostra), Campania (Camorra) and Calabria ('Ndrangheta) but which have spread their tentacles both nationally and internationally.

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