WATCH: Another day, another protest calling for the Prime Minister’s resignation
A large crowd gathered in Valletta this afternoon for a protest organised by Repubblika, and Occupy Justice, demanding the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Activists walked from Parliament to Auberge de Castille behind a banner with the word JUSTICE, which was propped up by the parents and relatives of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The general message of the speakers who addressed the crowd at Castille Square was the Prime Minister’s imminent resignation.
Andre Callus from Moviment Graffiti, said Joseph Muscat had always defended businessman Keith Schembri although he was mired in dirt. Mr Callus said that big business should be removed from politics and called for an investigation into the privatization process. He appealed to leftists and socialists like him, not to be afraid and to voice their concerns against those he described as murderers in jackets and suits. He also called upon the Nationalist Party not to be partisan.
Christian Pace said that he had voted for the Labor Party in 2013 because of the cry for civil rights, but said he felt betrayed because in his address to the nation, Muscat had boasted about LGBTIQ. He said that the Government had denied the right to life because it had defended those who had allegedly killed Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Norman Vella described the revelations exposed in recent days as appalling in so far as they have implicated the prime minister’s office. He described Joseph Muscat as a tool in the hands of Keith Schembri, whom he called the ‘real’ prime minister. Mr Vella said that from what Melvin Theuma had testified in Court, the murder of the journalist was carried out using public money.
Louiselle Vassallo said that until justice was served, activists had no intention of living serenely and prudently. She said that MPs had chosen to look the other hand way in the face of huge corruption.
Manuel Delia said it was obscene that on Sunday morning the candidate for the Labor Party leader Chris Fearne and Robert Abela had appeared smiling next to Joseph Muscat as if there was something to smile about. He as if Joseph Muscat won something. He urged them to stop insulting the country and giving the impression that all was well. He asked why the candidates for the leadership were not talking about major changes that were needed.
Marion Pace Axiaq from the organisation Republikka said that for the third time Kieth Schembri was released from police arrest because the Police believed there was insufficient evidence against him.