Police block protesters from Castile Square and Parliament

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

To chants of “Joseph BARRA” “HABS” and “Daphne was right” and a general din created by bells and whistles, banged pots and pans shook boxes full of coins, protesters clashed with the police as for the fifth time in a week on Wednesday they protested against the government and its involvement in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case. The protest, orgainsed by Repubblika and Occupy Justice began outside parliament and attempted to move to the Auberge de Castille’s offices. Steel barricades had been set up around Castille Square earlier in the evening by police keeping activists a good distance away.

The event soon moved to the War Memorial monument roundabout where protesters sat down and chanted, motorists reversed back out of the roundabout and buses snaked back along the Valletta bus terminus, unable to exit towards their routes.

IGM condemns intimidation against journalists

In a statement, the Institute of Maltese Journalists condemned intimidation, threats and attacks on journalists, pointing out that it received reports that some journalists were insulted and threatened during Tuesday’s protest.