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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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December 15, 1969  
Giuseppe Pinelli, a railway worker and activist being held for questioning by police, ‘accidentally’ falls to his death from a fourth-floor window in a Milan police station. The authorities subsequently investigate themselves and find themselves not guilty.
Pinelli’s death is the inspiration for Dario Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist.
Related Topics: Police Investigations



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