In the second half of 1948 the new rulers made to invade Montelepre by tanks and to deport all able bodied men over 15 years old.(approximately 3 thousand). Among them all Salvatore Giuliano's friends and relations. His reactions are intuitable at this point: he wrote to the press politicians and judges pointing out maltreatment and abuses of power committed. He attacked military trucks, columns, barracks and fought battles.