Massacres of Piazza della Loggia and Italicus

During a protest against neo-fascist terrorism, in Piazza della Loggia in Brescia, the explosion of a bomb hidden in a waste bin causes the death of 8 people and the injury of another 102. After years of investigation and misdirection, some members of the neo-fascist New Order group will be sentenced. In the same year another bomb exploded on the Italicus train, on the transit line between Bologna and Florence; 12 people died and more than 40 were injured. The country reacted by proclaiming a general strike in the two cities affected by the attack, on 6 August 1974 (a few days before the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Florence, 11 August 1944).