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Bologna Railway Station Massacre

Discussion in 'Bologna' started by Chillout, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Bologna Railway Station Massacre

    Today, marks the 28th Anniversary of the Bologna Massacre or as known in Italian "Strage di Bologna"

    On this day in 1980 85 people lost their lives and more than 200 people were injured as a result of the terrorist bombs.

    The 2nd of August is designated in Italy as a memorial day for all terrorist massacres. The municipality of Bologna together with the Associazione tra i famigliari delle vittime della strage alla stazione di Bologna del 2 agosto 1980 organize every year an international composing competition that ends with a concert in the town's main square, Piazza Maggiore.

    The area of the station where the bomb detonated has been reconstructed, but, as a memorial to the attack, the flooring has been kept in the same condition, and a deep crack in the main wall has been left as is. Moreover, the station main clock is forever stopped at 10:25, the exact time of the explosion.

    For more information on the massacre take a look at the link below.
    Bologna massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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