The wake of the controversy over the choice of invitations from politicians and institutional exponents to the celebrations for the anniversary of the Capaci massacre does not subside. Maria Falcone, sister of the magistrate Giovanni murdered in that massacre, returns to defend the choices made for the invitations. And she remembers the teachings of her brother, also making a revelation: “I hated the former mayor Leoluca Orlando, but I always invited him.” A “hot” week spent between celebrations, controversies and police charges. Falcone is united around the decision to invite politicians like the mayor of Palermo Roberto Lagalla.
Answer also given to brother in law
A response, given in an interview with Repubblica, also to his brother-in-law Alfredo Morvillo, brother of Falcone’s wife who died in the attack. The latter had not looked kindly on the presence of the mayor, accused of never having distanced himself from his political sponsors. We are talking about Totò Cuffaro and Marcello Dell’Utri, both convicted for relations with the mafia.
“The candidates and the people around them – declared Maria Falcone – must be inflexible. But Giovanni left us a clear lesson: once a candidate is elected, you must have respect for the institution he represents. I have always said that it is a lesson in constitutional law. And I have always seen it”. He then revealed that he had also always invited the former mayor Leoluca Orlando, even though he did not appreciate it. “I hated him for everything he had said against Giovanni, – he explains – it was the torment of the last period of the life of Giovanni. my brother. It had also weakened him from a consensus standpoint, partially isolated him, and made him more attractive to the mob. And yet, after his election as mayor, I invited him to the May 23 commemoration, and I continued to do so in the following years, once his term ended”.
About confrontations with the police
Maria Falcone also spoke about the clashes between the police and a group of citizens who had organized a counter-demonstration and who were charged by the police. “I am of the opinion that everyone must be guaranteed the possibility of demonstrating, with the proper rules. I realized what happened then only at the end of the event, I had not noticed it from the stage. In my opinion there was a short circuit that gave rise to the problem, perhaps in the transmission of orders from the superiors to the policemen in the field”. But the case could end up in the prosecutor’s office because some of the boys beaten by the agents announce a complaint. “I only remember -says one of them- that I was in the front row and an agent pulled me, while another threw me to the ground “.
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