The Slow Burning Fuse

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on this day in anarchist history

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2 May 1897:  Romeo Frezzi found dead in a police cell. 

Frezzi was one of many arrested following an attempted assassination of Umberto I by Pietro Acciarito.  Frezzi’s crime was that he had a photo of Acciarito in his house.     The initial verdict on Frezzi’s death was that he had committed suicide by banging his head against the cell wall, but later a coroner refuted this noting that every bone was broken in his body.  His death became the spark for mass protests against police brutality.

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The attack by Acciarito according to La Tribuna Illustrated (April 25, 1897)
The news travelled far, below is a report in New Zealand’s Auckland Star
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