PALERMO, 02 SEPT – On 3 September forty years ago a mafia commando killed Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, prefect of Palermo, his wife Emanuela Setti Carraro and the chosen agent Domenico Russo who was escorting them. The demonstrations to commemorate the victims of the massacre will begin today in the seat of the prefecture of Palermo, where at 7 pm there will be the unveiling of a plate. At 9 pm the concert of the Carabinieri gun band is scheduled at Palazzo Reale, organized by the Sicilian regional assembly and the Federico II Foundation. Tomorrow at nine a cushion of flowers will be placed in front of the bust dedicated to General Dalla Chiesa, in the barracks that bears his name, the seat of the Sicily Carabinieri Legion Command; at 9.30 the commemorative moment in the place of the massacre, in via Isidoro Carini. The ceremony will be attended, among others, by his son Nando Dalla Chiesa, the general and commander of the carabinieri Teo Luzi and the prefect Felice Colombrino, president of the Solidarity Committee for the victims of mafia crimes. At 10 am, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of Palermo, officiated by Archbishop Corrado Lorefice. At 11.30 the deposition, at the memorial stone dedicated to the general in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, of a floral tribute by the general commander of the Carabinieri Teo Luzi and the children of the districts “at risk”. To follow, still in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, of paintings on removable panels, made by the Academy of Fine Arts. Finally, at noon, the inauguration ceremony is scheduled, near the Sala della Memoria in the barracks ” Dalla Chiesa ”, of a celebratory high relief dedicated to the general, made and donated by the master ceramist Nicolò Giuliano.
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