Massacre of Piazza Fontana

On 12th December in Milan, at the headquarters of the National Bank of Agriculture in Piazza Fontana, a bomb killed 16 people and injured 98.  The massacre, linked to similar bomb attacks that occurred on the same day in Rome, is the first link in a long chain of neo-fascist terrorist attacks that will bloody Italy in the seventies. In the collective imagination Piazza Fontana marks the beginning of the “night of the Republic”.