Piazza Fontana bombing

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Date 16:37 12 December, 1969
Location Piazza Fontana,  Milan,  Italy
Blamed on Carlo Digilio,  Ordine Nuovo
Type • Mass murder
• bombing
Deaths 17
Injured (non-fatal) 88
Description An act of terrorism carried out by NATO backed groups to try prevent the electoral success of the Italian communist party.

The Piazza Fontana massacre occurred on 12 December, 1969.

Investigation

The accused were Franco Freda, Giovanni Ventura, Marco Pozzan, Antonio Massari, Angelo Ventura, Luigi Ventura, Franco Comacchio, Giancarlo Marchesin, Ida Zanon, Ruggero Pan, Claudio Orsi, Claudio Mutti, Pietro Loredan, Gianadelio Maletti, Antonio Labruna, Guido Giannettini, Gaetano Tanzilli, Stefano Serpieri, Stefano Delle Chiaie, Udo Lemke, Pietro Valpreda, Mario Merlino, Emilio Bagnoli, Roberto Gargamelli, Ivo Della Savia, Enrico Di Cola, Maddalena Valpreda, Ele Lovati Valpreda, Rachele Torri and Olimpia Torri Lovati.[1]

Purposes

Vinciguerra has stated that the 1969 Piazza Fontana bombing was intended to push then Interior Minister Mariano Rumor to declare a state of emergency.[2]

 

Event

EventDate
Piazza Fontana bombing12 December 1969 16:37:00
 

The Official Culprits

NameDescription
Carlo Digilio
Ordine NuovoA fascist group set up under the Italian Operation Gladio


References


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