Do not take down the Monument to the memory of the victims of Heysel

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We learned from press reports that the policy of the municipality of Bruxelles is oriented towards the demolition, in the near future, of the King Baudouin Stadium, previously known as Heysel Stadium, in favor of the building in the vicinity a new structure as part of the plan for the candidacy of Belgium for the role of organizer of the UEFA European Football Championship 2020.

We are very and deeply concerned that the demolition and new building project could mean the cancellation of the locations and memorials  consecrated to the memory of the 39 European citizens, Italians and fans of Juventus Football Club for the most part, that had their innocent blood violently spilled in an absurd, unconceivable martyr, already remembered only by the Meridian Clock and the memorial plaques.

That tragedy, however, does not just remain impressed into the repertory documents: it lives in our feelings and souls.

On behalf of the many fans of Juventus, that we have the honor of representing, we wish to ask you, as Mayor of the European Union’s capital, the promise and commitment to ensure that, during or after the work to be done, the spaces consecrated to the memory of our lost loved ones will be preserved and eventually worthily relocated.

For this petition, we hope in the moral support and in the mediation with the Belgian authorities and with the responsible members of parliament of the Honorable Antonio Tajani, who in 2005 committed himself to the realization of the Meridian Clock monument.

We plead to have the future of this memorial preserved. We ask not to turn off those lights! It would be a new insult to the memory of our 39 angels and to the still alive sufferance of their families.

We are sure that you will show the usual helpfulness and sensitivity, and we wait with confidence  for the confirmation that our plea will be listened to.

With esteem,

Andrea Lorentini ( journalist and son of roberto Lorentini, Heysel victims)

Carla Gonnelli (daughter of Giancarlo Gonnelli, Heysel victims)

Domenico Laudadio (creator and keeper of

Annamaria Licata (Speaker and member of “Comitato Per non dimenticare Heysel”, (Not to forget Heysel committee) Reggio Emilia)

De Santis Raphael  - Président association de défense des victimes française.

Beppe Franzo - "Via Filadelfia 88" - Network web (

Nicola de Bonis - speaker radio

RadioJuveweb - webradio 

Emilio Targia - Caporedattore di Radio Radicale, sopravvissuto, e autore del libro                  "Heysel, 29/5/1985, prove di memoria"


Petition in Italian here

Petition in English here

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