Maltese in London protest calling for Muscat to leave – now

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Dozens of Maltese living in London Saturday morning staged a protest in Westminster calling for justice for assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Placards describing Malta as “mafia”, photos of Caruana Galizia and Maltese flags characterised the protest.

One large banner read: “Joseph Muscat: leave now”.

The protestors were addressed by Manuel Delia, one of the organisers of similar protests in Malta. He reiterated the calls for justice and truth which have become the most used heartfelt call by protestors in Malta.

In a statement, the Maltese expatriate community explained that the demonstration in London was a call for Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to unequivocally assume political responsibility for the assassination of Caruana Galizia and resign immediately.

In the last two weeks, thousands have taken to the streets of Malta in protest following daily shocking revelations linking the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and PM’s close friend, Keith Schembri, to the assassination of Caruana Galizia.

Amid mounting public pressure, Prime Minister Muscat pledged to resign from office in early 2020, after his ruling Labour Party has elected a new leader. However, Maltese demonstrators insist that Muscat should resign with immediate effect so as not to jeopardise the impartiality of the ongoing criminal investigation.