Making a stand against the mafia, tens of thousands of people have staged a march in southern Italy.
They gathered in Reggio Calabria to denounce the influence of the powerful ‘Ndrangheta syndicate and demand more be done to tackle organised crime.
“We think that small things can give rise to bigger things,” said one female demonstrator. “Perhaps our presence can give courage to those who are afraid to denounce crimes, however serious they might be.”
“The rule of law is an essential condition for development, employment and dignity,” added a man taking part.
A local newspaper organised the rally amid outrage over a recent bomb attack on the home of a senior prosecutor. It was blamed on the mafia.