Ethiopians Outraged by Monument to Notorious Italian War Criminal

Ethiopians Outraged by Monument to Notorious Italian War Criminal

By KAREN JUANITA CARRILLO, Special to the AmNews

New York Amsterdam News, September 21, 2012

Ethiopians are demanding an official denunciation and the destruction of a new statue recently erected in a park in Affile, Italy, a town 50 miles outside of Rome. The sculpture honors Benito Mussolini’s war minister, Rodolfo Graziani, who is viewed as a hometown hero in Affile

Ercole Viri, Affile’s mayor, has defended the $157,000 taxpayer-funded monument and memorial park, even though Graziani was a convicted war criminal, notoriously deemed as the “Butcher of Fezzan” and later the “Butcher of Ethiopia.”

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