Activist group Reżistenza left the three wise monkeys outside the Police Headquarters during the night between Friday to Saturday. In a statement that accompanied the photos, the group quoted Don Luigi Ciotti, an Italian priest who was deeply involved against illegality and organised crime, saying ‘L-Omertà uccide. La verità è la speranza’ meaning ‘Omertà kills. Hope lies with truth’.
The action by the anonymous group comes few days before the 18 anniversary since the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on 16 October 2017.
The group said that it is determined to find the whole truth and ‘to see that who is corrupt receives the sentence they deserve, and that whoever was bound by the law to stop such abuses and failed to do so answers for their omissions’.
‘Maltese institutions are on their knees’
Reżistenza described the institutions as being on their knees due to ‘a cocktail of incompetence and collusion’. The group referred to the events in 2016 when the then director of the FIAU Manfred Galdes presented to the then Police Commissioner Michael Cassar. Following the report, Casssar went on sick leave and resigned shortly after, within three months, Galdes himself tendered his resignation, Reżistenza recalled.
Reżistenza also urged to make public whether any politician or public person was interrogated in connection to the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.