“CGIL, Anpi and other local acronyms (including feminist associations) would have launched a demonstration entitled ‘Todi city of antifascism’ for Thursday 17 at 17 right in Piazza del Popolo. Square which, as has been known for months, will host our literary festival. The choice of location therefore leaves us perplexed. At least as much as the title of the event, which mimics the meaning – sensible and pertinent – of our cultural event “. Thus in a note the cultural association Castelli di Carta, which organizes the Literary Festival Todi Città del Libro, in Todi from 17 to 20 June. “If we read the reasons given by those who would like to make this protest demonstration against a literary festival – making a collective public political suicide, we discover – adds Castelli di Carta – that ‘the associations and the CGIL, which fight for respect every day of constitutional principles and human rights, the antifascists and antifascists of Umbria are called to the streets. Thursday 17 June, at 5 pm a garrison is convened in Piazza del Popolo in Todi, to reiterate loudly that the Institutions they must respect the Constitution to which they take the oath, that Constitution born of the resistance and founded on anti-fascism. ”Yes, we know: we have already read many times about this phantom“ Constitution founded on anti-fascism ”, which exists only in the minds of anti-fascists. But the point is another: what does all this have to do with our festival? Why bother the anti-fascists and anti-fascists of Umbria? Orse that an event that violates the Constitution and tramples the institutions can somehow receive the patronage of the Umbria Region and the Municipality of Todi? We are the first to rule out that it is possible. And in fact this is not the case: our festival is a celebration of culture, books and those who will come to visit us. The civil war and April 25, therefore, have nothing to do with it “. In fact, Castelli di Carta continues,” something does not even come back to the organizers of the garrison, who say ‘they are certainly not afraid of books, nor of wanting to ask no censorship, but to demand respect for the laws and principles on which our Republic is based and to which the institutions and those who represent them must be accountable ‘. Perfect, very clear. Castelli di Carta, however, would like to understand in what way and measure our festival, with guests from every political spectrum – from Mughini to Capuozzo and Massimo Fini -, interested in talking about culture and not ideological fences, with events for families and children, with music and live shows and above all with many, many books – a collective heritage that unites and does not divide – would not respect the Constitution and Institutions “.” In the meantime, we hope that the sudden provocation of the anti-fascist ‘Todi does not aim at creating problems of public order. Since we have a festival to inaugurate and carry on in the name of culture and not ideological hatred. For the good – we do – of everyone “, concludes the association.