rivoluzione_san_ciro_1961_grottaglieA story in which he was indirectly involved the church of San Francesco di Paola and that is the last popular uprising town, He is experienced in early February 1961, at the conclusion of the feast of the patron S. Ciro, whose statue, which is carried in procession, It is preserved precisely in a niche of the church of the Vincentians. The statue was made in the very first realize twentieth century by the Confraternity of the Rosary, then he located in the church of the Least, following the demolition site of the oratory in Piazza Regina Margherita in 1875, and here it remained even after the return of the Least and after the passage of the same brotherhood in a different location. It took only an attempt made by the archpriest of the time, tarantino D.Nicola Di Comite innovate regarding the translation of the final statue, arranging the return of the same not to the church of the Vincentians, where traditionally the procession ended, but the church of S. Chiara, a stone's throw from the mother church, to blow up the manifest popular opposition, resulted in open rebellion. "The eight days of celebration of the feast of the Patron S. Ciro, in 1961, according to a century-old tradition, the statue of the saint who had to return to the church of the Fathers Minimi, He was instead carried by the Clarisse nuns, just steps away from the Mother Church. The people, As ever attached to traditions, it was felt offended and insulted in his beliefs and religion The intolerance and the excesses they were trawling the following days; in shops and public places it not did nothing but talk about the fact; the will, in Piazza R. Margherita, dove, in large numbers, men gathered, many women stopped, shouting loudly and protesting. At the turn of a few days, tempers were so heated as to require a more effective intervention of law enforcement,to stop the crowd, armed with clubs and sticks and ready to break into the Collegiate SS. Annunziata, He convinced them to be inside the author of that turmoil. The news was covered by the national press, informed by the Agency A.N.S.A. To settle the dispute, and appease the more rowdy, the Mayor in person, which for the occasion he had to remedy a whack,ensuring return the holy his primitive place and that the proces-sion of return would have taken on a penitential. Leading the procession, the First Citizen, with wood in the hands of the Holy Cross, new Cyrene, almost off the irreverence of those days, like crying sins and not only of his people "

(The photo dates back to the 20's)

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