Giacomo Matteotti

On this day in history: Giacomo Matteotti denounces fascist election win

On 30th May 1924, a pivotal and courageous speech delivered in the Italian parliament marked the beginning of a crisis for Benito Mussolini’s Fascist government. The young socialist politician behind the speech, Giacomo Matteotti, denounced the recent general election as fraudulent and violent, a stance that led to his kidnap and murder.

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