Italian senate speaker laments mafia's innocent victims
Grasso likens information void to 'a boulder'03 May, 17:16
Reggio Calabria is the capital of a region known for its notoriously prosperous and international mafia organization, the 'Ndrangheta.
Grasso served as the head of Italy's National Anti-Mafia Directorate until taking a leave of absence in December to plunge into Italian politics with centre-left Democratic Party (PD).
"The lack of truth on unresolved cases and on innocent victims of the Mafia is as heavy as a boulder," said Grasso.
The demonstration honored the 30th anniversary of the death of Salerno entrepreneur Gennaro Musella, killed by a car bomb in Reggio Calabria. Musella's murder is believed to have been the work of the 'Ndrangheta and/or the Cosa Nostra, but remains unresolved. Musella was officially recognized as an innocent victim in 2009.