Civil rights, Firetto proposes naming away Rosa Louise Parks

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"I proposed to name a street after Rosa Louise Parks, an American activist, symbol of the civil rights movement, known for refusing in 1955 to give up her seat on a white bus. With that gesture he wanted to express his desire for human dignity and freedom, tired of harassment and violence. Dignity and freedom. Respect for human rights. Need it? Evidently yes. The latest national news events and the decision to assign the life support to the senator for life Liliana Segre, already a survivor of the Holocaust, to protect her from racial hatred prove it ". This was announced by the mayor of Agrigento, Lillo Firetto.

"I find it embarrassing that, after more than 60 years, it is still necessary and urgent to have to talk about it – added the head of the administration of the city of the Temples -, that it is still essential to work to affirm the fundamental rights of men, women and children. It would be enough to cultivate good feelings, get used to kindness, instead of cultivating hatred, anger, negative thoughts, like those who obey the belly rather than the head and the heart ".

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