Late yesterday evening a vandal raid was discovered inside the courtyard of the Spasimo complex in Palermo, where “L’Albero dei tutti” is installed, a work by Gregor Prugger, produced by the Falcone Foundation with the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, curated by Alessandro De Lisi and realized on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the massacres of Capaci and via D’Amelio, in memory of the victims of the mafia. Unknowns broke into the complex by stealing 23 statuettes representing some of the victims of the Cosa Nostra. There was no damage to the tree.
“After being in contact with the Foundation and Professor Maria Falcone – says the mayor Roberto Lagalla – I immediately sent a patrol of the municipal police and the carabinieri and state police also went to the place investigating the matter, while representing the councilor for the historic center Maurizio Carta was present from the municipal council
sad Sunday, because this other act of vandalism is added to the scarring of the mural dedicated to judge Paolo Borsellino. Two ignoble and unjustifiable gestures that I strongly condemn “.
Thirty-one years ago a mafia commando killed Libero Grassi in Palermo, in via Alfieri, an entrepreneur who had refused to pay the protection money to the Cosa Nostra. This morning at 7.30, the time of the murder, the sacrifice was remembered. The children Alice and Davide painted the pavement on the scene of the crime red. And also this year in via Alfieri, where the Cosa Nostra killers took to action, the handwritten poster was posted – because the family never wanted a plaque – with which the brave entrepreneur is remembered. “On August 29, 1991 Libero Grassi, entrepreneur, brave man, killed by the mafia, by the silence of the industrial association, by the indifference of the parties, by the absence of the state, was murdered”, it is written. Also present at the ceremony were the mayor Roberto Lagalla, the prefect of Palermo Giuseppe Forlani, the regional councilors Toto Cordaro and Gaetano Armao and the top finance guards of the carabinieri and the police, Tano Grasso, honorary president of Fai, the Italian anti-racket federation.