Trieste Renews Peace Initiative on the 56th World Peace Day

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by EH

In a powerful nod to the 56th World Peace Day, Trieste once again played host to a vibrant initiative led by the Committee for Peace, Coexistence, and Solidarity – Danilo Dolci. The action kicked off in the late afternoon right outside the Town Hall on Piazza Unità, right next to the plaque marking the infamous racial laws of Trieste.

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The procession weaved its way through the city streets, culminating in Piazza Sant’Antonio. This annual New Year’s spectacle, a tradition since the 1980s, isn’t just a parade – it’s a mission. A mission to wake up both citizens and institutions to the brutal realities of wars worldwide, ranging from the Israel-Hamas fracas to the heart-wrenching tales of Ukraine and the often-overlooked conflicts scattered across the globe.

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Front and center was the pressing issue of the migrant crisis, with a particular spotlight on the daily hardships at what’s colloquially known as the “silos of shame” – a critical terminal on the Balkan route. This crucial aspect was underscored in a pointed official statement, emphasizing the urgent need for attention and action.

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Edward Hunt
Edward is a defence consultant working independently for various companies and governments. He has lived in Trieste since 2017 after moving with his family from London. Currently he also writes articles for various aerospace industry magazines, works with flight simulator game developers and corrects erroneous opinions in the FT comments sections like a Boss.

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