Thursday, November 29th was the World Day "Cities for Life, for a world without the death penalty". It was launched ten years ago by the city of Rome with the Community of Sant'Egidio and supported by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Even the moon began to shine through the clouds, after a day of heavy rain, while many gathered in Rome for that event of peace that has warmed the square in front of the Colosseum: Max Giusti led the evening, accompanied by Gospel choir, poems of Dostoevsky and Victor Hugo read by Gigi Proietti.
Important were the voices of the witnesses who took turns on the stage telling their touching stories from Shujaa Graham and Fernando Bermudez, who, although innocent, had been sentenced to death for murders they never committed in the United States, the founder of the Texas Coalition against the Death Penalty, David Atwood, to Tamara Chikunova, founder of Mothers Against the Death Penalty.
Video of the event at the Colosseum
The Video of TG1 (coming soon)
The spot "Cities for Life"
Enter the Blog
The storify of the events