The Government has issued a statement saying that a number of immigrants among those who were protesting in a peaceful way in Ħal-Safi yesterday, had turned aggressive.
The Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security said that the protest at the Ħal-Safi closed centre started off peacefully with the majority of the immigrants obeying orders, but gradually some of the immigrants become more aggressive.
It was stated that thanks to an intervention by the security forces, especially those of the DS and the Police, assisted by the army, the situation was brought under control. The Police are carrying out investigations into the protest.
Earlier, the PN said that it was worried about the situation at the Ħal-Safi closed centre and said that the Government should be more transparent about what was happening.
“We are not criminals. We want freedom” – Protest by migrants at Ħal Safi