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Students march in memory of mob-murdered priest

Procession marks 20th anniversary of anti-mafia cleric's death

19 March, 16:24
Students march in memory of mob-murdered priest (ANSA) - Casal di Principe (Caserta), March 19 - More than 5,000 students joined a procession on Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder in a mafia ambush of priest Giuseppe Diana.

The secondary-school students marched under the banner "Twenty years of Change" in a procession that included the priest's brother Emilio and sister Marisa.

Later, Marisa Diana said that her brother's sacrifice "was not in vain, it served to trigger change and is now a symbol of the fight against crime".

Giuseppe Diana was killed by the powerful Camorra mafia on March 19, 1994.