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Naples calls for a halt to repression and executions in Iran


The Iranian flags, the words of "Bella ciao" but also banners, slogans and a promise: this is just the beginning. Naples took to the streets this morning to say no to the violence in Iran. (ANSA)

The Iranian flags, the words of "Bella ciao" but also banners, slogans and a promise: it's just the beginning. Naples took to the streets to say no to the violence in Iran. And it did so with a flash mob, and with 85 thousand signatures collected, which has a single goal: to ensure that Italy, like the European institutions, intervenes in support of the struggle of Iranian women and young people.

    Promoted by Marisa Laurito and supported by many associations, trade unions and local institutions, many gathered in front of the Trianon theater in the heart of Forcella: Iranian activists, exponents of the entertainment world and civil society who asked stop the repression, that the many arrested young demonstrators be released, that executions be put to an end.

Also at the forefront are the parents of Mario Paciolla, the Italian aid worker who died in Colombia, and Giovanni Durante, father of Annalisa Durante, a young innocent victim of the Camorra.

  Requests, those of the flash mob, which form the core of the petition launched by Laurito and which in a few days has collected 85 thousand signatures.

And the Neapolitan actress, director of the Trianon theater, has promised that she doesn't end here: '' This is just the beginning '', she said from the stage, greeting the many who participated and the artists who performed.

An event in which Laurito did not hold back tears at the end of the poem recited by Marina Confalone.

It was the promoter who opened the flash mob who read the manifesto, the initiative's appeal, in the square.

''We call on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for an immediate end to the executions and an end to the regime's crackdown on the Iranian people.

    From the stage, the young Iranian activist, Pegah Moshir Pour, born in Iran and raised in Italy, recited the song in Italian, written by a young Iranian boy, which has become the anthem of protests in the Asian country and renewed the appeal '' to support the struggle, to be present in every way'' and to Italian universities ''to implement every initiative to prevent young Iranians who are in Italy for a period of study from having to return to Iran where they risk their lives'' .

For the local institutions, the regional councilor, Armida Filippelli, and the deputy mayor of Naples, Laura Lieto were present, who expressed the closeness and support of the Region and the Municipality ''to the battles for rights, freedom and democracy'' .

In the square, among others, 

Source: ansa

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