Published on Monday, 29 October 2012 13:48 Written by JTA
The crowds chanted “Duce, Duce” and gave the fascist salute during Sunday’s anniversary march.
Hardcore Fascists mark the anniversary each year, paying homage at Mussolini’s birthplace and at his tomb.
News reports estimated that for Sunday’s milestone anniversary, up to 1,000 Fascist diehards paraded through the streets of Predappio. Many wore the historic Fascist black shirts, fezzes and jackboots, and carried Fascist symbols, banners and insignia.
Giulio Maria Tam, an excommunicated priest who is a follower of breakaway traditionalist Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, addressed the crowd with a fiery, xenophobic speech that denounced Islam and called for divine aid in the “battle” to defend Italy from immigrants.