‘A year on, we’re still waiting for answers’ – Occupy Justice

Occupy Justice
Occupy Justice

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Sixteen banners were hung around the island to mark a year since the protests which led to the resignations of disgraced former prime minister Joseph Muscat, disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri.

In a statement, Occupy Justice noted that a year ago many took the streets to protest the revelations in connection to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. These protests led to various resignations, Occupy Justice remarked, adding that however, it was still waiting for answers.

Marking 37 months since the assassination, the organisation placed 16 banners across various locations targeting various politicians, including Justice Minister Zammit Lewis with the words “Zammit Lewis – Whatsaaap?” referring to his chats with murder suspect Yorgen Fenech after he was identified as the owner of 17 Black. The also include “Edward Scicluna the Spineless Professor” and “The Real Traitors of Malta”.

“They call out disgraced politicians who have resigned and sitting ministers who have yet to assume any political responsibility for turning a blind eye to blatant corrupt practices, while pretending to have no knowledge of such. If we, the citizens, can see it, those in power have the means to stop it, but they choose to live in denial, mumbling feeble apologetic excuses for what has been staring them in face for years.”

Occupy Justice also included a banner featuring Prime Minister Robert Abela. The group explained that it highlights Abela’s aversion to wearing a face mask, disregarding the most basic of coronavirus regulations. “This reflects the complete absence of responsibility and arrogant sense of impunity that permeates the government, which his ministers have very much admitted to in the inquiry.”

“Although in the current situation we cannot take to the streets as we did a year ago, we reiterate our demands that anybody involved directly or indirectly in creating the climate that led to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination be brought to justice, and for the whole truth to emerge,” Occupy Justice said.