Europe News Desk!! In Italy, the 78th Liberation Day of independence from fascism was celebrated in the country. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has called on Italians to further strengthen the spirit of unity. Liberation Day or Festa della Liberazione marks the day the German army and the Italian fascist party led by Benito Mussolini were ousted from power days before the end of World War II, Xinhua news agency reported. Accompanied by Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Meloni attended a traditional ceremony at the altar of the Fatherland in Piazza Venezia in Rome on Tuesday.
Mattarella said that after the country’s liberation from fascism in 1945, a great crisis loomed. What was needed was a defining moment for the community with a new idea. That moment, he said, gave birth to a new Italy that continues to this day. In an open letter published Tuesday in Corriere della Sera, Italy’s most widely circulated newspaper, Meloni called for a renewed national accord that would reinforce Italy’s role as an essential bastion of democracy on the global stage . Tuesday also saw a march of more than 100,000 people in Milan, mostly labor groups and independent and opposition political figures. Liberation Day is however distinct from Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica), which occurs on 2 June.
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