It was a success. Four thousand events took place all over Italy and also abroad. All together, more than a half a million people took to the streets. These are the numbers of the march organized by the anti-Mafia organization Libera for the National Day of Remembrance and Commitment Against the Mafia.
In Rome, thousands took part in a procession across the city from the area around the Lido station up to Ravennati square on the Ostia pier, the symbolic center of the coastal town, the only municipality of Rome dissolved because of the mafia. In Trapani (Sicily), 12,000 marched through the city streets.
”We are the life of these victims of the Mafia. Matteo Messina Denaro, we read these names in your face. See what you did?” These were the final remarks of the regional president of Libera Sicily, Gregorio Porcaro, after reading the names of the victims of the Mafia.