The massacre at the Bologna station on 2 August 1980
Forty years ago the massacre at the Bologna station marked a country already torn and changed the lives of many people forever: 85 dead and more than 200 wounded, their families and all those who were there, the rescuers and the whole city which then poured into the squares spontaneously. And even those who had not witnessed that tragedy were deeply affected by the news and images that went around the way, so much so that they felt the need to write to Mayor Zangheri to give him the strength to face that painful moment. Telegrams arrived at the municipality from heads of state, associations, football teams, prisons, children, ordinary citizens, all expressed condolences and many offered help. Survivors and relatives of the victims will certainly never forget that Saturday 2 August at 10:25, there are those who have found the strength to speak immediately and those who still cannot, their stories reopen a wound every time, but these these are things that need to be said aloud to ensure that no one can ever forget the brutality of a fascist attack and the forty years of investigations, trials and misdirections that followed.