On August 8, 1956 in the Bois du Cazier mine in Marcinelle, 265 miners died, of which 136 were Italians, following an explosion and a fire. These were poor people who had gone to work in the Belgian mines following an Italian-Belgian agreement of 1946, which provided for an export quota of coal to our country, exhausted by the Second World War, for every worker sent to the mines.
Antonio Maria Rinaldi, with his collaborators, went to pay a tribute to the memorial commemorating those Italian workers, who died while working in harsh conditions to bring help to their families and to Italy. These are the people you have to kneel for
Here is the video of the tribute.
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