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(ASkanews) Massacre of migrants of 3 October 2013, the memory in a park in Bologna

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Friday, 13 April 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 17:21

Massacre of migrants of 3 October 2013, the memory in a park in Bologna

In 5 days in Agrigento the hearing on the "two ghost ships"
Massacre of migrants of 3 October 2013, the memory in a park in Bologna

Rome, April 13th (askanews) - On 3 October 2013 a Libyan boat full of migrants sank to about 800 meters from Lampedusa. There were 368 dead and about 20 missing presumed dead. It was one of the most serious maritime catastrophes in the Mediterranean, which for too long has become a cemetery for thousands of human beings. The survivors were 155, of whom 41 were minor. From today in Bologna there is the first public place entitled to the tragedy of "October 3, 2013, national day in memory of the victims of immigration". A garden, between the Papini and Corticella streets in the Navile district, to remember that massacre, on which, moreover, has not yet been made full light.

In fact, next October 17, almost five years later, before the court of Agrigento, the preliminary hearing on the hypothesis of failure to rescue two "ghost ships" that would have crossed the boat loaded with refugees a few minutes before of the shipwreck without giving them help and without even warning the authorities. This had been told by some survivors interviewed then by the Habeshia Agency: "They were two large, light-colored ships and the size of a patrol boat or a deep-sea fishing boat. They sailed in pairs a few hundred meters from us, towards the open sea. Our boat was now less than a kilometer from the shore. One of the two ships has changed direction, making a full circle around our overloaded boat and then quickly resumed the route, reaching the other that was moving away. Some of us, convinced that they had not seen us, thought to signal our presence by setting fire to a deck full of diesel fuel. There was a huge blaze that triggered a fire start. At that point, hundreds of people, frightened, rushed instinctively to the opposite side of the bridge. This is how the boat lost its structure: it overturned and went to the bottom ". Entries initially remained unheard but that subsequently led to the initiation of the investigation. they rushed instinctively to the opposite side of the bridge. This is how the boat lost its structure: it overturned and went to the bottom ". Entries initially remained unheard but that subsequently led to the initiation of the investigation. they rushed instinctively to the opposite side of the bridge. This is how the boat lost its structure: it overturned and went to the bottom ". Entries initially remained unheard but that subsequently led to the initiation of the investigation.

For the democratic Eritrean coordination, which has its headquarters in Bologna where there is a large community, October 3, 2013 is "a page of great importance, in particular, in the book of the Eritrean diaspora, to which almost all the deaths of Lampedusa, but also in that of many other diasporas. First of all for the families of the victims, who will thus have a symbolic place that recalls the sacrifice of their loved ones: a place of memory, because the memory of those broken lives is never lost and becomes a warning to finally stop the policies that they raise walls, promoting closure and rejection instead of solidarity and acceptance, and trampling on the fundamental rights of every man, starting with that of life itself. And because, more generally, you get to build a better world,

"You are alive. You are condemned to hear these screams, this cry. You will not cover your ears. Because our cry is strong and long. Nothing can stop it, "says a narrative voice in the documentary" Asmat-Nomi "(visible on http://www.archiviomemoriemigranti.net/film/co-produzioni/asmat-no mi /) by Dagmawi Yimer, Ethiopian director, today refugee in Italy, who remembers the massacre through the noise of water, drawings of wrecks, bodies, faces. And above all the recall of the names that rise from the bottom of the sea of ​​migrants who have lost their lives at sea in search of a better future ".
(Software translation)


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