PN endorses anti-corruption protest


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Nazzjonalista has urged the public to join anti-corruption activists on Saturday in a protest scheduled to start at 7pm. In a statement the PN said that it supports the protest which is being organised by Repubblika and Occupy Justice. The protest was called after the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Keith Schembri avoided his day in court by ceding a libel case he had filed against former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil. On Monday, Schembri was due to testify under cross-examination.

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The protest is calling for the resignation of Schembri.

Partit Nazzjonalista discussed the issue before its Administrative Council following a request by PN leader Adrian Delia. On Wednesday, the PN filed a motion in parliament calling for Schembri’s dismissal.

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On Tuesday, Busuttil endorsed the protest during his speech in parliament.

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Repubblika and Occupy Justice urged the public to join on Saturday. Following the protest, the monthly protest vigil demanding justice for slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia will be held at Great Siege Square.

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The Nationalist Party has condemned Schembri’s before and called for him to be either fired or dismissed. The Opposition insisted that the Prime Minister has only one option left, that is of sacking his own chief of staff.

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