President condemns fascist salutes in Trieste

Trieste/Rome, 22 May - Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar has condemned fascist saluting by a group of people commemorating the late right-wing politician Almerigo Grilz in Trieste on Friday. "The salutes we've seen in Trieste are a symbol of a time that has brought hatred, divisions, violence," she tweeted.

President Nataša Pirc Musar.
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The newspaper Primorski Dnevnik reported that the group gathered in Via Paduina, a meeting place of right-wing radicals, to mark 36 years since the death of Grilz, a politician and war correspondent.

Pirc Musar, who has been on a working visit in Italy and the Vatican since Friday, tweeted that she and her Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella underlined their countries' dedication to a future-oriented Europe of respect and cooperation.

The salutes have triggered a lot of criticism above all in Trieste, because the assessor of Friuli-Venezia Giulia for the environment and energy, Fabio Scoccimarro, was also present at the gathering.

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