Shocking moment 5,000 neo-Nazis perform Hitler salutes to mark 40 years since Rome’s notorious Acca Larentia killings

09 01 18
THOUSANDS of neo-Nazis proudly performed fascist salutes at an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of three young nationalists in Rome.
The Acca Larentia killings refers to three deaths that occurred in Rome the evening of January 7, 1978
The disturbing video shows the extremists raise their hands in the infamous straight-arm salute three times as a chilling show of respect to the men, who were gunned down on January 7, 1978.
Italian neo-Nazis perform fascist salutes at an event commemorating the Acca Larentia killings. The three murdered in the attack, known as the Acca Larentia killings, were members of the fascist Italian Social Movement.
Two of them, Franco Bigonzetti, 20, and Francesco Ciavatta, 18, were gunned down outside the organisation’s HQ and a third, Stefano Recchioni, 19, was killed by a cop after riots erupted when news of the first shooting spread.
It is believed the men were killed by far-left extremists but no convictions were ever made.
Sunday’s march of thousands of far-right extremists was led by the neo-fascist, anti-migrant CasaPound movement.
The event was organised by CasaPound Italy, a neo-fascist organisation. Some carried banners emblazoned with the words ‘Onore ai camerati caduti’ – or ‘Honour to fallen comrades’ before performing the salute – which was used by Hitler’s Nazi regime.
They also laid a wreath, lit candles and laid flowers down by a plaque at the site, which reads: “Murdered by communist hatred and the servants of the state.



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