Benito Mussolini would be to stay an honorary citizen of Salò, the northern Italian city in which he founded the fascist German-puppet republic from the last years of WWII.
The vast majority of all Salo city council members refused a request proposing to strip the dictator of this honor that he was awarded in 1924.
“It is best to recall Benito Mussolini as a historical character and also to keep in mind the mistakes created from fascism, but to do this we do not need to divert his memory,” commented Gianpiero Cipani, ” the mayor of Salò.
Mussolini was the creator of the fascist movement and he ruled Italy from 1922-1943. He was murdered in 1945 in the conclusion of the Second World War by communist partisans whilst attempting to escape to Spain.
Italy has witnessed an increase in a spike in the prevalence of this far-right in the last couple of decades, most notably with Matteo Salvini’s League celebration forming a part of their governing coalition.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the court of appeal in Milan overturned the first sentence for 11 far-right members that left Nazi salutes during a commemoration in the Monumental Cemetery in 2017. One of those prosecutors in the situation, Daniela Meliota, stated that far-right gestures” raise the threat of distributing discriminatory ideas”.