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The monument of the Greek student in Corfu Town.
Kostas Georgakis (Greek: Κώστας Γεωργάκης) (23 August 1948 – 19 September 1970) was a Greek student of geology, who, in the early hours of 19 September 1970, set himself ablaze in Matteotti square in Genoa as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
The complete inscription on the plaque reads:Al Giovane Greco Constantino Georgakis che à sacrificato i suoi 22 anni per la Libertà e la Democrazia del suo paese. Tutti gli Uomini Liberi rabbrividiscono davanti al suo Eroico Gesto. La Grecia Libera lo ricorderà per sempre

which translates in English:

To the young Greek Konstantino Georgakis who sacrificed his 22 years for the Freedom and Democracy of his country. All Free Men shudder before his heroic gesture. Free Greece will remember him forever.

Similar tragic story has happened recently in Warsaw. 54 years old man- Pan Piotr (Mister Peter) set himself ablaze near Palace of Culture to protest against what is going on in Poland. After ten days in hospital he passed away yesterday.

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