Hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of citizens took to Milan’s streets on Tuesday night in a show of solidarity for a Holocaust survivor who was recently put under police protection after receiving anti-Semitic threats, CNN reports.
Liliana Segre, 89, who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to Auschwitz, has received hundreds of death threats per day–mostly from anonymous social media users.
Watch below as Italians rallied around Segre to beat back the wave of hate speech:
An Auschwitz survivor Liliana Segre who has been put under police protection due to antisemitic threats was escorted through the center of Milan by hundreds of Italian mayors & thousands of ordinary citizens behind a banner reading: “Hatred has no future.” https://t.co/94PXpqXflK
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 11, 2019
Segre is a vocal campaigner against racism and hate, recently spearheading the creation of a parliamentary committee against hate, racism and anti-Semitism, also known locally as the Segre commission.
In 2018, she was named a senator-for-life in Italy, because of her inspirational activism.
We’re with you, Liliana!